Newferry, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

The countryside around the river crossing at Newferry, Co. Antrim played host to Exercise Judy, where British soldiers rehearsed military tactics for battle.

Dry Bailey Bridges

On 7th September 1943, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed Dry Bailey Bridges constructed by the army near Newferry, Co. Antrim as part of Exercise Judy.

Bridges and Bombers

On 9th September 1943, a Royal Air Force plane simulated a dive-bombing attack as soldiers rehearsed river crossings on the Bann near Newferry, Co. Antrim.

45th Infantry Division

On 10th September 1943, members of the British Army's 45th Infantry Division demonstrated river crossing prowess during Exercise Judy on the banks of the Bann.

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