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8th Rifle Brigade

This website will shortly be dedicated to the history of the 8th Battalion, the Rifle Brigade of the British Army from 1940 to 1946

England > Normandy > Amiens > Antwerp > Holland > The Ardennes > Germany > The Baltic

The 8th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade fought across north west Europe as part of the 11th Armoured Division of the British Army in 1944 and 1945. Landing in France on D-Day plus four it then took part in some notable parts of the campaign to liberate Europe including Hill 112, the battle for Caen, the Normandy bocage country, the Falaise pocket, the liberation of Amiens and Antwerp, the 'Battle of the Bulge', and the crossings of the Rhine and Weser.

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