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World War Two Tour on Translink Metro

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7th March 2018

In June each year, Translink run "Bus and Train Week". We have taken the Metro bus service around Belfast to explore a range of Second World War sites.

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World War Two brings American Football to Northern Ireland

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7th March 2018

The United States Military brought the game of American Football to Northern Ireland during World War Two. The first game took place on 14th November 1942.

Avro Anson LV153 crash in the Sperrin Mountains, Co. Tyrone

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6th March 2018

On 6th March 1945, Avro Anson LV153 crashed at Mullaclogha Mountain in the Sperrin Mountains, Co. Tyrone killing 4 of the 5 crew members from the RAF.

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Belfast Blitz: The Fire Raid

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5th March 2018

On the night of 4th-5th May 1941, Luftwaffe bombers wreaked havoc across much of north, east, and central Belfast in what became known as The Fire Raid.

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United States Army Rangers in Northern Ireland

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2nd March 2018

The old Sunnylands Camp near Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim was the setting for the activation of 1st Battalion United States Army Rangers on 19th June 1942.

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Golf in wartime Northern Ireland

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2nd March 2018

Northern Ireland has a world-famous relationship with the game of golf and one of today's top superstars reveals he has a passion for World War Two history.

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Baseball in Northern Ireland

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2nd March 2018

By 1942, America had joined World War Two and those men based in Northern Ireland brought some home comforts including the national past time of baseball.

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Auxiliary Fire Service in Northern Ireland

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2nd March 2018

The Auxiliary Fire Service formed across the UK in 1938 as a response to the threat from the Luftwaffe. The AFS was invaluable to Belfast in the 1941 blitz.

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Ulster Grand Prix Road Races

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2nd March 2018

The Ulster Grand Prix began in 1922 on a circuit near RAF Aldergrove. Races in the years before and after World War Two were greatly different than today.