On 1st August 1941, soldiers of 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters underwent training in river crossing and more at Muckmore, Co. Antrim.
Captain William "Bill" Hanna led D Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers on the attack at Centuripe under heavy machine gun fire on 2nd August 1943.
On 3rd August 1944, a number of Guardsmen with connections to Northern Ireland died during heavy fighting as part of Operation BLUECOAT in Normandy, France.
Sergeant James Ernest Ivor "Jimmy" Clulow of Portadown, Co. Armagh was a well-respected soldier at his time of death on 4th August 1944 while serving in Italy.
On 5th August 1942, No. 22 Mobile Dental Unit parked in the garden of a large house in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim from where it catered to the needs of soldiers.
On 6th August 1941, British troops unloaded and rationed out supplies froma railhead at Keady Railway Station, Co. Armagh as part of a large-scale mock battle.
On 7th August 1942, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed American M3 Lee Medium Tanks near Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim as they took part in Exercise Defiance.
Private Ernest Smith and Lance Corporal William Henry Wolsey of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 9th August 1944 while serving in Scottish regiments in France.
Rifleman David McClatchey, a hairdresser from Portadown, Co. Armagh became a prisoner of war in Italy. He died in a military hospital on 10th August 1943.
Lance Serjeant Thomas Henry England of Baltylum, Portadown, Co. Armagh served in 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards at his time of death on 11th August 1944 in France.
Serjeant Charles Joseph McVeigh of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 12th August 1944 as a result of shrapnel wounds while serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles.
On 14th August 1941, future officers of 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division trained in Ulster. The following year, a reconnaissance regiment raced on motorcycles.
London-born Private George Arthur Larkins lived with his wife in Portadown, Co. Armagh before his untimely death on 15th August 1944 while serving in France.
On 16th August 1946, a boating accident on the River Bann in Portadown, Co. Armagh resulted in the death of a soldier from 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles.
On 23rd August 1945, General Eisenhower landed at an airfield in Northern Ireland to begin a two-day visit. He spent that evening at Belfast Grand Opera House.