Belfast Blitz

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

The Belfast Blitz was the name given to a series of Luftwaffe raids on Northern Ireland in 1941. The Docks Raid came on the night of 7th-8th April 1941.

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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.

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Belfast Blitz: The Fire Raid

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5th March 2018

On the night of 4th-5th May 1941, Luftwaffe bombers wreaked havoc across much of north, east, and central Belfast in what became known as The Fire Raid.