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This is the second in a series of articles compiling the US Army guide to Northern Ireland during World War Two. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor the US agreed to take over the defence of the region to free up British troops to fight in North Africa and the Middle East. It also gave the US the time to complete invaluable military training before entering the war in Europe. This was the manual given to the first officers to arrive in Belfast on 23 January, 1942.
The first article outlined the differences between the North and South of Ireland as well as the two key rules for any visitor:
(1) Don’t argue religion
(2) Don’t argue politics
This excerpt describes the country: the geography, climate and feel of living in Northern Ireland.
This guide was prepared by the Special Service Division, War and Navy Departments, Washington DC
By Jack Hamilton, 9 Feb, 2012