Locations

Map showing Abetta Parade, Belfast

Abetta Parade, Belfast

Belfast

Abetta Parade is a residential street running off the Beersbridge Road, East Belfast. It was home to Rifleman Hugh Henry Millar of the Royal Ulster Rifles.

Map showing East Belfast in the Second World War

East Belfast in the Second World War

Belfast

The factories, yards and residential areas of East Belfast suffered heavy damage during the Second World War and Luftwaffe bombs fell in April and May 1941.

Map showing Belfast during the Second World War

Belfast during the Second World War

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. The city was an important military and industrial hub and the Luftwaffe attacked during the Second World War.

Map showing World War Two in Draperstown, Co. Londonderry

World War Two in Draperstown, Co. Londonderry

Co. Londonderry

Exercise "Dragoon", a British Royal Artillery training manoeuvre took place in the Sperrin Mountains near Draperstown, Co. Londonderry on 1st April 1942.

Map showing Clonard Monastery, Clonard Gardens, Belfast

Clonard Monastery, Clonard Gardens, Belfast

1 Clonard Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim

During the Belfast Blitz in May 1941, Protestants from the Shankill Road joined their Catholic neighbours in the shelter of the crypt of Clonard Monastery.

Map showing Beaufort’s Dyke, Irish Sea

Beaufort’s Dyke, Irish Sea

Irish Sea

Between Northern Ireland and Scotland lies Beaufort's Dyke, a natural trench at the bottom of the Irish Sea now filled with World War Two era munitions.

Map showing Stormont Parliament Buildings, Newtownards Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Stormont Parliament Buildings, Newtownards Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Co. Down

During World War Two, a layer of pitch and manure blacked out the distinctive facade of Stormont Parliament Buildings to protect it from Luftwaffe attack.

Map showing Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Church Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, Co. Armagh welcomed members of the United States Army to a special service of gospel songs on 2nd April 1944.

Map showing Stramore Farm, Gilford, Co. Down

Stramore Farm, Gilford, Co. Down

Gilford, Co. Down

In 1943, an Advance Detachment of African American GIs of 6th Cavalry arrived at Stramore Farm, Gilford, Co. Down taking over the former British REME base.