Handsome GIs in training on arrival in Northern Ireland.
Titles read: "SETTLING IN - AMERICAN TROOPS IN NORTHERN IRELAND".
M/S of Major General Russel Hartle, Commander of American Forces in Northern Ireland (on the right) and Lieutenant General H E Franklin, the British Commanding Officer, walking towards camera. C/Us of the two men.
Various shots of the American troops or 'doughboys' in training. They march around a parade ground, watched by some pretty Irish nurses. One soldier already has a white patch over his eye. The men march through a muddy stream, run across a field with bayonets, put their gas masks on in seconds and have them checked, then march along wearing their gas masks.
Nice shot of GIs eating (swoon! They are very handsome!). A group of soldiers pose outside a hut with a sign reading 'Waldorf Astoria - Society Boys'. One of the more flamboyant of the group blows a kiss - he seems rather camp. The same man stands at the entrance to a hut with a sign reading 'Hollywood' and combs his hair in a mirror. He puts on his hat at a natty angle, gives a nonchalant wave and walks off.
Note: alternative spellings - Major General Russell Hartle, Lieutenant General HE Franklyn.