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75th anniversary of VE-Day in Northern Ireland

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20th January 2020

The 75th anniversary of VE-Day in Northern Ireland will take place across Ulster over the Bank Holiday weekend between Friday 8th and Sunday 10th May 2020.

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A New Year message from wartime Northern Ireland

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1st January 2020

Your ma, your da, and "ats us nai" featured in a Christmas and New Year message broadcast by the BBC as a new decade brought forth hopes of peace in 1940.

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Monmouthshire Regiment drownings in Carlingford Lough, Co. Down

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20th November 2019

The July 1941 drownings in Carlingford Lough, Co. Down claimed the lives of 6 members of 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment based in nearby Rostrevor.

The problem with Poitín in wartime Northern Ireland

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18th November 2019

Irish Moonshine, Mountain Dew, Poteen or Poitín... The effects of the illicitly stilled brew were mighty until wartime rationing almost halted the stills.

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WartimeNI visit to Berlin in October 2019

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17th October 2019

No visit to Berlin is complete without taking in the historic sites that remain from World War Two from magnificent monuments to battle-scarred buildings.

US Army violence in Antrim, Co. Antrim

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30th September 2019

An outburst of US Army violence occurred in Co. Antrim in September 1942 when white troops and black soldiers clashed causing the death of an American GI.

Murder of a young girl in Killycolpy, Co. Tyrone

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25th September 2019

The rural village of Killycolpy, Co. Tyrone was the scene of a brutal assault and murder on 25th September 1944. Some readers may find details upsetting.

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Belfast Blitz: Sandbags and Statues

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23rd September 2019

With tens of thousands homeless in Belfast in the wake of the Belfast Blitz, matters of importance for the government included protecting the Carson statue.

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Operation Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far

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17th September 2019

Operation Market Garden began on 17th September 1944. On the first day, the tanks of the Irish Guards who made up part of XXX Corps set off for Eindhoven.