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De Havilland Mosquito NS996 crash at Slieve Commedagh, Co. Down

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12th January 2021

On the night of 12th-13th January 1945, De Havilland Mosquito NS996 in heavy cloud crashed into the southern slopes of Slieve Commedagh, Co. Down.

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Writing home for Christmas from H.M.S. Dunluce Castle

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16th December 2020

Rescued from the breaker's yard in 1939, H.M.S. Dunluce Castle served in many roles including a mail sorting dept allowing sailors to write home for Christmas.

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Czechoslovakian Deputy prime Minister Masaryk in Northern Ireland

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8th December 2020

In December 1942, Czechoslovakian Deputy Prime Minister Jan Masaryk visited Northern Ireland, taking part in several engagements in Belfast.

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Presentation of the Mitchell-Hill Cup in Northern Ireland

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23rd November 2020

On 23rd November 1943, Brigadier George Stephen Brunskill presented the Mitchell-Hill Cup awarded to soldiers for gardening in Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Blitz: Aftermath of The Docks Raid

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13th October 2020

In the aftermath of The Docks Raid, Belfast realised it had a fortunate escape, in which 13 civilians died as a result of the enemy action.

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Belfast Blitz: Build up to The Docks Raid

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13th October 2020

The build up to The Docks Raid may date back to the Fall of France in June 1940 when the city fell within range of the Luftwaffe Bombers.

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Belfast Blitz: Timeline of The Docks Raid

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13th October 2020

Luftwaffe Bombers set off on 7th April 1941. Bombs fell on the city of Belfast soon after midnight on 8th April 1941 before sirens sounded.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Belfast

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13th October 2020

The Belfast Blitz was a series of 4 Luftwaffe Air Raids on the city of Belfast during April and May 1941. Over 1,000 people died as a result.

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Where you can see the “N.H.S. Spitfire” over Northern Ireland

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17th September 2020

Find out where you can see the iconic Second World War-era Supermarine Spitfire in its blue N.H.S. livery as it flies over Northern Ireland.