Antrim, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

During the Second World War, the town of Antrim, Co. Antrim was the scene of a racially motivated attack causing the death of an American GI.


Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

The killing of Private William C. Jenkins in Antrim, Co. Antrim



30th September 2019

On 30th September 1942, a racially motivated attack took place between segregated elements of the United States Army in Antrim, Co. Antrim.

Victory over Japan: V.J. Day celebrations in Antrim, Co. Antrim



15th August 2019

In the town of Antrim, locals marked V.J. Day or Victory over Japan Day with a bonfire while the celebrations continued into the next day.