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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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1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles: Operation Varsity – Crossing The Rhine

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23rd March 2020

On 24th March 1945, 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles took part in Operation Varsity, the successful airborne assault to secure the crossing of the Rhine.

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Activities for children: This is the way we wash our hands

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22nd March 2020

In October 1939, the Northern Whig newspaper encouraged evacuee children to stay active and sing "this is the way we wash our hands". Good advice in 2020.

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Advice on not hoarding is as relevant today as it was in wartime

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20th March 2020

The idea of hoarding produce in a time of crisis is not new. In August 1939, as the United Kingdom prepared for food rationing, newspapers offered advice.

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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.

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Folk and Lore: Talking wartime history and lots more with Andrew Farmer

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1st March 2020

WartimeNI joined Andrew Farmer of Folk and Lore Podcast to chat about life as an amateur historian and discuss some of our favourite stories from WartimeNI.

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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.

US Army Gospel songs at Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh

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10th February 2020

At the invite of Reverend Wynne, members of the US Army visited Armagh Road Presbyterian Church on 2nd April 1944 for an evening of hymns and spirituals.

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Relations and racial tensions in wartime Northern Ireland

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7th February 2020

Racial tensions rose in Northern Ireland during World War Two as US Army segregation brought an end to the warm Ulster welcome received by black GIs.