234th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

234th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 234th Infantry Brigade was a British Army Infantry Brigade created on 1 April 1943 from the 4th (Malta) Infantry Brigade, which had garrisoned the island during its siege by air and sea by the Axis powers. The unit was formed as the main British military force of the operation to capture the Dodecanese Islands in late 1943. The brigade, under Major General F. G. R. Brittorous, later replaced by Brigadier Robert Tilney, was landed on the island of Leros. The Brigade, together with other British, Italian and Allied forces, attempted to hold the Dodecanese islands against successive German air attacks and the landings of amphibious German forces, but without success. In the battles of Kos and Leros, German air superiority and tactical ability resulted in British defeats, and their garrisons were forced to surrender after a few days' resistance.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135650122
  • 9786135650129