Articles

Featured image for Monmouthshire Regiment drownings in Carlingford Lough, Co. Down

Monmouthshire Regiment drownings in Carlingford Lough, Co. Down

Avatar

By

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

Avatar

By

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.

Featured image for WartimeNI visit to Berlin in October 2019

WartimeNI visit to Berlin in October 2019

Avatar

By

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

Avatar

By

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

Avatar

By

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.

Featured image for Belfast Blitz: Sandbags and Statues

Belfast Blitz: Sandbags and Statues

Avatar

By

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.

Featured image for Operation Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far

Operation Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far

Avatar

By

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.

Featured image for Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery at Long Kesh Airfield, Co. Down

Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery at Long Kesh Airfield, Co. Down

Avatar

By

13th September 2019

13th September 1945 saw the arrival of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Long Kesh Airfield, Co. Down. From then, he spent 3 days in Northern Ireland.

Featured image for The Luftwaffe’s first attack on Bangor, Co. Down

The Luftwaffe’s first attack on Bangor, Co. Down

Avatar

By

13th September 2019

The first Luftwaffe attack on Bangor, Co. Down came on Friday 13th September 1940 as a lone plane dropped 22 incendiary devices on the small coastal town.