1st April in wartime Northern Ireland

British Army cobblers, infantry soldiers, and Royal Artillery gunners were the focus of War Office photographers in Northern Ireland on 1st April 1941 and 1942.

British Army Cobblers

British Army cobblers honing their craft in a workshop, preparing sturdy footwear for use by British Troops in Northern Ireland on 1st April 1941.

Gunners in the Sperrins

Gunners of 77th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery at Crockawilla/Cnoc an Bhaile in the Sperrin Mountains on 1st April 1941.

Training in the Mountains

Members of 148th Independent Infantry Brigade including artillery take part in Exercise Dragoon in the Sperrin Mountains, Co. Londonderry on 1st April 1942.

"Old Blood'n'Guts" in Armagh

On 1st April 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton and Major General Walter M. Robertson rolled into the city of Armagh in a United States Army Willys Jeep.

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