71st Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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71st Infantry Brigade
Active 1915-1919
1943-1946
Country United Kingdom
Branch Infantry
Size Brigade
Disbanded 1946
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71st Infantry Brigade (First World War)
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71st Infantry Brigade (Second World War)
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The 71st Infantry Brigade was a British Army formation during the First and Second World Wars.

First World War[edit]

The 71st Infantry Brigade was raised following the outbreak of war as part of Kitchener's Army. It was initially part of the 24th Division, but on 11 October 1915 it transferred to the 6th Infantry Division, swapping with the 17th Infantry Brigade. It fought on the Western Front.

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Second World War[edit]

The 71st Infantry Brigade was reformed in World War II initially as an independent brigade. In 1943 it replaced the 159th Infantry Brigade, transferred to 11th Armoured Division, and became part of the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division. It fought with the division throughout the North West Europe Campaign, before finally being disbanded in March 1946. It was commanded by Brigadier D.H. Haugh.

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