The Luftwaffe’s first attack on Bangor, Co. Down
13th September 2019
The first Luftwaffe attack on Bangor, Co. Down came on Friday 13th September 1940 as a lone plane dropped 22 incendiary devices on the small coastal town.
Memel Street, Belfast, Co. Down
Nothing remains of Memel Street or its neighbouring terraces now. It once stood just off Bridge End in a part of East Belfast debastated by the 1941 Blitz.
Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp, Holywood, Co. Down
Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp stood on the site of Kinnegar Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down. In February 1945, 9 German POWs staged a daring escape attempt.
Carrickblacker Prisoner of War Camp, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Portadown Golf Club was once the site of a grand house and the Carrickblacker Prisoner of War Camp, which took its name from the 17th century mansion.
Taughmonagh Prisoner of War Camp, Finaghy, Co. Antrim
The Taughmonagh Prisoner of War Camp stood on what is now the housing development of the same name as well as on Balmoral Golf Club in Finaghy, Co. Antrim.
The Glentoran Pillbox, The Oval, Belfast, Co. Down
The Glentoran Pillbox is a Type 24 structure on Sydenham Hill overlooking much of East Belfast. July 2019 saw it restored to its original state in 1940.
Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor, Co. Down
Kilbroney Estate in Rostrevor, Co. Down saw much use during World War Two first by British and American troops and then as a German prisoner of war camp.
Redhall, Ballycarry, Co. Antrim
Redhall Estate stands at Ballycarry not far from Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. In 1945, it provided a base for elements of 3rd (Rumbeke) Infantry Brigade.