23rd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

23rd 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 British 23rd Infantry Brigade was a Second World War infantry brigade which saw active service in the Syria-Lebanon Campaign, the Western Desert Campaign and the Burma Campaign. In September 1939 this unit was known as the Canal Brigade, on duty on the Suez Canal. It was redesignated the 23rd Infantry Brigade on 20 September 1939 but was dispersed in the canal area becoming part of HQ Canal sub-Area troops. In May 1941 the brigade was re-formed under Alexander Galloway to take part in the Syria-Lebanon Campaign during June and July 1941 as part of 6th Infantry Division. In October 1941 6th Infantry Division was re-designated 70th Infantry Division and was shipped to Tobruk to relieve the 9th Australian Infantry Division. The Tobruk garrison held off Rommel's Axis forces until the siege was relieved at the end of the year.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • The
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135619446
  • 9786135619447