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American Ambassador Mr. John G Winant visits Northern Ireland

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18th February 2020

Mr. John G Winant - American Ambassador to the United Kingdom visited Northern Ireland on 17th-18th February 1942, inspecting US Army troops and camps.

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Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Church Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh welcomed members of the United States Army to a special service of gospel songs on 2nd April 1944.

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Bannvale House, Gilford, Co. Down

10 Moyallan Road, Gilford, Co. Down

Bannvale House, Gilford, Co. Down hosted elements of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry, United States Army as they entered the European Theatre of Operations.

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British Pathé – Mr. Winant visits US Army camps in Northern Ireland

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19th February 2020

Mr. John G Winant - American Ambassador to Britain visits troops of the American Expeditionary Force in their Nissen Hut camps in Northern Ireland in 1942.

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British Pathé – Settling In – American Troops in Northern Ireland

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19th February 2020

American troops of the United States Army settling into life in Northern as they prepare with basic training for the European Theatre of Operations in 1942.

Civilians stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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20th March 2019

On 20th March 1943, 3 Belfast men were stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim after becoming involved in a fight with some American soldiers.

Earl Ervin Perkins

Corporal

On 7th March 1942, Corporal Earl Ervin Perkins was the first serving member of the United States Army to die on European soil during the Second World War.

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General George S Patton inspects US Army Infantry Divisions in Northern Ireland

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30th March 2020

Between 30th March and 4th April 1944, General George S Patton visited Northern Ireland, inspecting United States Army Infantry Divisions across Ulster.

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Gilford Masonic Hall, Gilford, Co. Down

138 Stramore Road, Gilford, Co. Down

During the Second World War, troops from the United States Army's 6th Cavalry had a base in the Gilford Masonic Hall on Stramore Road, Gilford, Co. Down.