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A GI Bride weds in secret in Belfast, Co. Antrim

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13th April 2019

A GI Bride wedding at a Presbyterian church took place in secret between Private First Class Herbert Cooke and Miss Thelma Smith of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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American Ambassador Mr. John G Winant visits Northern Ireland

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18th February 2020

Mr. John G Winant - American Ambassador to the United Kingdom visited Northern Ireland on 17th-18th February 1942, inspecting US Army troops and camps.

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Boxing in wartime Northern Ireland

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10th March 2020

Boxing was popular in Northern Ireland before the outbreak of World War Two. Fighters like Rinty Monaghan became household names and troops went toe-to-toe.

Civilians stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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20th March 2019

On 20th March 1943, 3 Belfast men were stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim after becoming involved in a fight with some American soldiers.

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General Eisenhower receives the Freedom of Belfast and a Doctorate from Queen’s University

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23rd August 2019

On 23rd-24th August 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Belfast where he received an honorary degree and the Freedom of the City.

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General George S Patton inspects US Army Infantry Divisions in Northern Ireland

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30th March 2020

Between 30th March and 4th April 1944, General George S Patton visited Northern Ireland, inspecting United States Army Infantry Divisions across Ulster.

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Relations and racial tensions in wartime Northern Ireland

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7th February 2020

Throughout the Second World War, Northern Ireland welcomed United States Army soldiers regardless of race. There was no colour bar in Ulster.

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The first and last rounds of B Battery, 151st Field Artillery Battalion

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20th February 2019

On 21st February 1942, B Battery, 151st Field Artillery Battalion, 34th Infantry Division fired the first American shells in Europe during World War Two.

The killing of Minnie Martin at Ballywillwill House, Annsborough, Co. Down

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4th October 2019

Private Lawrence McKenzie was found guilty of manslaughter following the killing of Minnie Martin in the gate lodge of Ballywillwill House, Co. Down.