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.
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.
Waringfield Military Hospital, Moira, Co. Down
Waringfield Military Hospital in Moira, Co. Down treated many British, American, and Belgian soldiers during World War Two as well as Prisoners of War.
Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down
On 8th May 1945, 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry Brigade marched along Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down as part of a parade to mark Victory in Europe Day.
Gilford Castle, Gilford, Co. Down
In 1945, troops of the 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry Brigade of the Belgian Army occupied the grounds of Gilford Castle as they reformed in Northern Ireland.