Episode 03: Black GIs on the Emerald Isle with Dr. Simon Topping

Dr. Simon Topping (University of Plymouth) joins Scott Edgar to talk about his new book and life in Northern Ireland for blacks GIs during the Second World War.

A Wee Bit Of War

Scott Edgar / Dr. Simon Topping

  • Irish History
  • Military History
  • Black History

  1. Black GIs on the Emerald Isle

Dr. Simon Topping (University of Plymouth) is a historian and author of 'Northern Ireland, the United States, and the Second World War' (Bloomsbury). He has researched and written extensively on segregated units of the U.S. Army, looking in particular at the time spent in Ulster by black GIs during the Second World War. A Black History Month special.