Northern Ireland in World War Two

Explore the six historic counties of Northern Ireland and discover the World War Two history of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone.

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Northern Ireland's six counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone are full of historic sites. Many of these date to the 1940s reflecting the change in the country during World War Two.

Wartime Co. Antrim

Wartime Co. Antrim

Co. Antrim was central to many activities in World War Two. Cities and towns provided bases for military units and airfields operated across the county.

Wartime Co. Armagh

Wartime Co. Armagh

Co. Armagh was a hive of activity in the Second World War. Thousands of American GIs passed through the Orchard County from bases such as Brownlow House.

Wartime Co. Down

Wartime Co. Down

Co. Down hosted troops from the British Army as well as United States Army during the Second World War. Some of the towns suffered under Luftwaffe bombs.

Wartime Co. Fermanagh

Wartime Co. Londonderry

Wartime Co. Tyrone

Wartime Co. Tyrone

During World War Two, Co. Tyrone hosted troops from the United States Army as well as the newly formed Belgian Infantry Brigades and a large airfield.