Belfast Blitz

Alexander McIlwrath Hagans

Firewatcher

Firewatcher Alexander McIlwrath Hagans died on 8th April 1941 while working at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard during The Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

Angeline Grattan

Civilian

Angeline Grattan lived in Bangor, Co. Down with her mother and sister when she died as a result of enemy action on 16th April 1941 during the Belfast Blitz.

Archibald McDonald

Fireman

Volunteer fireman Archibald McDonald from Belfast was among the first Auxiliary Fire Service victims of the Luftwaffe's Belfast Blitz on 7th April 1941.

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BBC – Could this elephant fit in your back yard?

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20th July 2018

Zoo debuted in cinemas on 29th June 2018. It is based on the story of an elephant who sought refuge in a Belfast back yard. Could an elephant fit in yours?

Beechfield Primary School, Beechfield Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Belfast Blitz: A city unprepared for war

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7th March 2018

Belfast, a city unprepared for war was devastated by the Luftwaffe in 1941. A weak government and insufficient defences were among the contributing factors.

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Belfast Blitz: A viable Luftwaffe target

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30th November 2017

On 30th November 1940, a German plane flew a solo reconnaissance flight over Belfast, Co. Antrim proving the city to be an under-defended Luftwaffe target.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Bangor, Co. Down

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16th April 2018

During the Belfast Blitz of April 1941, Luftwaffe bombs fell on Bangor, Co. Down killing unsuspecting local residents of the seaside town in their homes.

Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Derry, Co. Londonderry

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15th April 2018

Bombs on Derry City, Co. Londonderry, Newtownards, Co. Down, and Bangor, Co. Down fell on 15th April 1941 as the Luftwaffe attacked Northern Ireland.