Johnny Doughboy: The G.I.s in Northern Ireland

Johnny Doughboy: The G.I.s in Northern Ireland

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Details

Location

Belfast docks, Eglinton, Maydown

Year

1982

Source

Digitised as part of UTV Archive Partnership Project

Format

Betacam

colour

Length

26min 12sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

ITV

Rights Holder

Imperial War Museum, ITV, National Maritime Museum

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Description

Documentary looking at the experiences of American soldiers in Northern Ireland, during the Second World War.

The programme details the various roles that the american forces played in Northern Ireland - infantry divisions took over the ground defence of the region, whilst the 52nd and 82nd fighter groups assumed responsibility for air defence.

Contributors recall the soldiers' arrival in Northern Ireland and their interactions with the locals.

Credits

A UTV Production / Courtesy of ITV

Presented by Ian Henderson (Historian)

Contributors: Paddy Scott, Kathleen MacDermott, Hugh Finlay, Henry Mackle, George Chambers

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