16th April in wartime Northern Ireland

On the night of 15th-16th April 1941, the Luftwaffe launched a deadly raid on Northern Ireland in what became known as the Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

R.A.F. over Ulster in 1940

On 16th April 1940, a Belfast Telegraph photographer observed a Fairey Swordfish in flight over Ulster while based at R.A.F. Aldergrove, Crumlin, Co. Antrim.

P.R.O.N.I. Photographs

A series of photos compiled by the Ministry of Public Security, held in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, show the devastation of the Easter Raid.

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