Belfast Blitz

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Belfast Blitz: Sandbags and Statues

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23rd September 2019

With tens of thousands homeless in Belfast in the wake of the Belfast Blitz, matters of importance for the government included protecting the Carson statue.

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Belfast Blitz: The German Reaction

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12th August 2019

The German reaction to the Belfast Blitz was one of great joy among the Luftwaffe pilots but Nazi officials were careful not to provoke American military.

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Luftwaffe Junkers shot down over Ardglass, Co. Down

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5th May 2019

Squadron Leader JWC Simpson of RAF 245 Squadron shot down a Junkers over Ardglass, Co. Down during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz on 6th May 1941.

Thomas William Bleakley

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Civilian Thomas William Bleakley was a joiner from Thorndyke Street, East Belfast, Co. Down. He died in an air raid shelter on the night of 15th April 1941.

William Thomas Browne

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Royal Air Force Sergeant William Thomas Browne died alongside his mother when the Luftwaffe launched a devastating raid on the city of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Frank Mundy Coombs

Frank Mundy Coombs

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Artist, architect, and art dealer Frank Mundy Coombs joined the Royal Navy in World War Two and died on 15th April 1941 when the Luftwaffe attacked Belfast.

Joseph Lambert

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Joseph Lambert served in the Royal Irish Rifles during World War One. He died on 8th April 1941 as a result of injuries sustained in the Belfast Blitz.

John Cameron Patience

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John Cameron Patience died on 8th April 1941 aged 60 years old as Luftwaffe planes attacked Harland and Wolff Shipyard on Queen's Road, Belfast, Co. Down.

William Martin Pollock

Firewatcher

William Martin Pollock was a Firewatcher at ARP Post 622 in Belfast Docks, Co. Antrim when the Luftwaffe first attacked Belfast city on 7th-8th April 1941.