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The United States Army begins the friendly invasion of Ulster

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26th January 1942

In January 1942, elements of the United States Army crossed the Atlantic Ocean arriving in Northern Ireland and beginning a "friendly invasion" of Ulster.

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The address from Sir Archibald Sinclair (Secretary of State for Air)

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26th January 1942

On 26th January 1942, Sir Archibald Sinclair gave a short address at the quayside in Belfast welcoming the first contingent of the American Expeditionary Force.

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A warm Ulster welcome for Major-General Hartle and his troops

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26th January 1942

As the first contingent of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in Ulster, a host of dignitaries gave a warm welcome to Major-General Hartle and troops.

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The first elements of the United States Army arrive in Northern Ireland

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26th January 1942

On 26th January 1942, elements of the United States Army began to arrive at Belfast Docks in Northern Ireland marking their entry into the war in Europe.

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The Atlantic Crossing from New York to Northern Ireland on Convoy AT-10

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15th January 1942

On 15th January 1942, Convoy AT-10 departed from the eastern seaboard of the U.S.A. Unknown to most troops onboard, the destination was Northern Ireland.