During the Second World War, north Belfast was one of the first areas marched through by members of the U.S. Army entering the European Theater of Operations.
During the Second World War, the industrial heart of East Belfast was a hive of activity with shipyards, aircraft factories, and military airfields operating.
During the Belfast Blitz, the south of the city escaped relatively unscathed. However, there are several reminders of the Second World War still in the area.
There are many murals depicting significant historical moments around the West Belfast peace walls. Among them are some that depict Second World War events.
Belfast City Centre came under attack from the Luftwaffe in 1941. During the Belfast Blitz, Bridge Street, High Street, and other streets sustained damage.