Episode 04: The Women of the Belfast Blitz (Part I)

In April and May 1941, Northern Ireland came under attack from the Luftwaffe. Following what became known as the Belfast Blitz, women's voices came to the fore.

A Wee Bit Of War

Scott Edgar + Guests

  • Irish History
  • Social History
  • Women's History

  1. The Women of the Belfast Blitz (Part I)

The Women of the Belfast Blitz

There have been many stories told of the Belfast Blitz. When the Luftwaffe attacked Northern Ireland in April and May 1941, the women of Belfast were on hand to witness. This episode tells the stories of Civil Servant Doreen Bates, Health Visitor Moya Woodside, and V.A.D. Commandant Emma Duffin. This is their narrative of a turbulent time in wartime Belfast. Part 1/2 of a Women's History Month Special.

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There have been many stories told of the Belfast Blitz. When the Luftwaffe attacked Northern Ireland in April and May 1941, the women of Belfast were on hand to witness. This episode tells the stories of Civil Servant Doreen Bates, Health Visitor Moya Woodside, and V.A.D. Commandant Emma Duffin. This is their narrative of a turbulent time in wartime Belfast. Part 2/2 of a Women's History Month Special.