For anyone interested in the 8th Rifle Brigade and their campaign, from 13 June 1944 to 8 May 1945, through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany: have a look at Home - 8th Rifle Brigade ! Planned content (still far from complete): HISTORY: origins of the battalion, its raising and training in England and the campaign in North-West Europe. ORGANISATION: the battalion’s organisational structure and its place within the 11th Armoured Division. OFFICERS & MEN: names, some additional information and where available portraits of all known members (1514 so far). MAPS: period maps with overlays explaining routes and actions of the battalion. PHOTOS (and some documents): period group and campaign photos, some documents, then and now photos, etc. BIBLIOGRAPHY & LINKS: book titles and links to other sites or museums. CONTACT: contact form, to be used for any questions or maybe if you have new material for this site. 13 PLATOON: information on 13 Platoon, the book (see below) and its author Don Gillate, possibly in time also Don’s original audio recordings.