By Scott Edgar
17th May 2020
Between 17th-19th May 1944, General Dwight D Eisenhower visited Northern Ireland to inspect Infantry and Airborne troops as they prepared for Normandy.
On 29th May 1940, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers reached the safety of Dunkirk having fought a retreat against Rommel's 7th Panzer Division on the way.
12th May 2020
Nurses from Northern Ireland worked throughout the Second World War, serving in Europe, in the Far East, and in Blitzed cities across the United Kingdom.
7th May 2020
Victory in Europe Day or VE Day celebrations in Portglenone, Co. Antrim drew to a close on 8th May 1945 with the burning of Adolf Hitler and Lord Haw-Haw.
In Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh, a recently returned POW declared a death sentence on an effigy of Hitler before lighting the VE Day bonfire on 8th May 1945.
Victory in Europe Day on 8th May 1945 saw locals of Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh mix with an international crowd as they lit a bonfire to mark Allied victory.
4th May 2020
In Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, VE Day celebrations were a quieter affair with church services to the fore before the victory dances began the following day.
There was much music and dancing during the VE Day celebrations in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1945. The local RUC even received both complaints and hugs!
VE Day celebrations in Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry involved a gramophone-led street party, a lot of gunfire and a big turf-built bonfire at The Diamond.