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Iraq 7/12/41 - 29/6/42

 

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After two years fighting in North and East Africa then Israel and Golan Height the 1 Bn. are now garrisoned in Iraq to guard

  • Against possible German attack from North
  • The vital Oil pipelines
  • Railway vital for the supply of munitions and food to Russia

In November, 1941, a British Army for the first time took the field against the Germans with a [superiority in numbers, for the first time we possessed an imposing array of tanks, for the first time the Army enjoyed full air support in a major offensive against the Germans -

 

 

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Robert William Friend 6458484 1/7 (City London Regiment) Royal Fusiliers