'Dough-Boys' In Ulster

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Details

Location

Various

Year

1942

Source

British Movietone News

Format

35mm, film

black and white

Length

01min 34sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Movietone News

Rights Holder

British Movietone News

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Description

Wartime newsreel item on American troops (popularly known as 'dough boys') stationed in Ulster during World War Two.

Notes

On 26 January 1942, the first American troops stepped ashore at Belfast's Dufferin Quay, and by May the number of Americans had reached 37,000. In 1943 greater numbers arrived in readiness for the Normandy landings, and for a time there were 300,000 American GIs in the North.

Shot List

The first film of American troops in Northern Ireland since their arrival shows how they are settling in. The troops march in rainy weather and through thick mud. They prepare their huts to look like home and nurses watch a parade and inspection before Lt General HE Franklyn and Major General Russell Hartle. Then the men do gas drill and bayonet practice.