Belfast Blitz

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on East Belfast

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6th February 2019

Luftwaffe bombs on East Belfast fell on the industrial heart of the city and surrounding residential areas during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.

Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Newtownards, Co. Down

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15th April 2017

On 15th-16th April 1941, the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Newtownards Airfield, Co. Down killing 13 young soldiers of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on North Belfast

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6th February 2019

In the Belfast Blitz raids of 1941, Luftwaffe bombs on North Belfast caused widespread devastation and loss of life among both Protestants and Catholics.

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Belfast Blitz: List of Casualties

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18th February 2019

After the Belfast Blitz, a list of casualties was put together by authorities. Almost 1,000 people died as the Luftwaffe attacked in April and May 1941.

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Belfast Blitz: List of PRONI resources

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8th February 2019

In relation to the Belfast Blitz, PRONI resources are available which tell of the impact and aftermath of the Luftwaffe bombing from different perspectives.

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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: Sheila the Elephant

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7th March 2018

In 1941, as the Belfast Blitz unfolded, a remarkable story was taking place at Belfast Zoo. This is the story of Sheila the Elephant and her keeper Denise.

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Belfast Blitz: The Docks Raid

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7th March 2018

War came to Belfast on 7th-8th April 1941. This event in Belfast's history became known as The Docks Raid, part of what would come to be The Belfast Blitz.

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Belfast Blitz: The Easter Raid

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7th March 2018

On 15th-16th April 1941, Belfast, Co. Antrim came under ferocious attack from the Luftwaffe as the city endured The Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz.