British Pathé: A.E.F. Infantry training in Northern Ireland (1942)

In 1942, the first elements of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in Northern Ireland. In Ulster, they readied for war, training with live ammunition.

'A.E.F. Infantry training in Northern Ireland'


The American Expeditionary Force are not wasting their time in Northern Ireland. American troops are promised action wherever the enemy is to be found, and they’re starting off the hard way, training with live ammunition. The young men of the new world have already shown themselves grand fighters, and Americans are accustomed to doing things on the grand scale needed to win this outsize war.

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