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Bristol Beaufort AW277 crash on Colin Mountain, Co. Antrim

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29th March 2021

At around 0400hrs on 29th March 1943, Bristol Beaufort AW277 came down on Colin Mountain, Co. Antrim killing 4 crew members of No. 5 O.T.U.

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“Red Army Day” celebrations on the streets of Belfast

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20th February 2021

On 20th February 1943, the people of Belfast commemorated "Red Army Day" with a large military parade through the city attended by dignitaries.

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R.A.F. crash at Sydenham Park, Belfast

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21st January 2021

On 21st January 1943, an R.A.F. plane crashed in the residential heart of East Belfast coming down in the back garden of No. 24 Sydenham Park.

German Prisoners of War on the run in Gilford, Tandragee, and Poyntzpass

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14th January 2021

On 14th January 1945, 4 German Prisoners of War staged an escape from the Elmfield Camp in Gilford, Co. Down. Their freedom was short-lived.

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.