World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: More Yanks to Ireland

The largest U.S. troop shipment yet sent to the British Isles in World War II landed in Northern Ireland last week.

There were thousands of them—leggy, strapping, bronzed fellows. They marched through Northern Ireland's streets and lanes with silent, rubber-heeled tread that still seems impressively American to hard-heeled Britons. They rumbled through towns and across fields in rubber-treaded tanks; for the first time Britons at home saw the U.S. Armored Force in action.

The job they were to do was still a secret. For the moment they served to release British troops...

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