Welcome to WartimeNI: Northern Ireland during the Second World War

WartimeNI is an online portal dedicated to telling the stories of Northern Ireland during the Second World War from the blackout and Belfast Blitz to V.E. Day.

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Discover the sights, sounds, and stories of Northern Ireland during the Second World War. At the click of a button, we will transport you to wartime Ulster.

We are currently rebuilding the site to give you the best experience possible. It’s an all-new design with every piece of content being recreated from scratch for your enjoyment.

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What is WartimeNI?

WartimeNI is the digital platform for all things Second World War related in Northern Ireland. Here, you can pay a virtual visit to airfields, beach defences, bunkers, shelters, memorials, monuments, and bomb sites. You can find out all about royal visits, the effects of the Belfast Blitz, Polish pilots, and the arrival of around 300,000 American GIs. It’s much more than just military history.

Ulster enabled us to keep our Atlantic lifeline open and saved Ireland from becoming a battleground in which many powerful forces might have been involved. A strong, loyal Ulster will always be vital to the security and well-being of our whole Empire and Commonwealth. Linked with us, Ulster must also share in the happier days to come, when the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will renew its strength in peace and honour.

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