Article: Cork commemorates WW1 links with the US Navy

Posted on on 08 February 2017
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Cameramen were on hand to record the arrival of the first US warships in Cork Harbour on 4 May 1917, a month after America declared war on Germany, notes the Irish Examiner.

In a special report, the paper explores the 'huge' social and military impact of the American presence, and this year's plans to mark the Centenary. 

Thousands of US sailors were based on the south coast of Ireland between 1917-19 to counter the German U-boat threat. Read the full story in the Irish Examiner here.

Cobh (formerly Queenstown) and Cork Harbour today. Centenary News reported from commemorations held here in May 2015 on the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania.