Belfast Blitz: Bombs on North Belfast

6th February 2019

In the Belfast Blitz raids of 1941, Luftwaffe bombs on North Belfast caused widespread devastation and loss of life among both Protestants and Catholics.

Areas affected by the Luftwaffe bombs in 1941

The following areas sustained great damage during the Belfast Blitz raids that occurred on 15th-16th April 1941 and 4th-5th May 1941.

Atlantic Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Atlantic Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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In North Belfast, Co. Antrim, Atlantic Avenue was one of the streets heavily damaged by Luftwaffe bombs during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.

Hallidays Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Hallidays Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Hallidays Road off the Limestone Road in North Belfast, Co. Antrim was the scene of much destruction after the Belfast Blitz during April and May 1941.

Salisbury Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Salisbury Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Salisbury Avenue in North Belfast, Co. Antrim showed the levels of destruction experienced in that part of the city during the Belfast Blitz of April 1941.

Unity Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Unity Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Unity Street in North Belfast, Co. Antrim was hit in The Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz on the night of 15th-16th April 1941 destroying Trinity Church.

Walton Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Walton Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Before redevelopment in the 1980s, Walton Street ran off Crumlin Road in the Oldpark area of North Belfast, Co. Antrim. It was hit during the Belfast Blitz.

York Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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York Park in North Belfast, Co. Antrim was one of many small streets in the vicity of the city's thriving docklands that suffered during the Belfast Blitz.

York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Continuing on from York Street as it leaves Belfast City Centre, the York Road area was devastated by Luftwaffe bombs during the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

York Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Many historic buildings on York Street, Belfast such as the International Bar and the Midland Hotel were extensively damaged in the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Bombs on North Belfast

Images captured by Belfast Telegraph photographers in the aftermath of the Belfast Blitz.

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