On this day in World War Two

Find out what happened on this day in World War Two in and around Northern Ireland as well as stories about the men and women of Ulster from 1939-1945.

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January

Events from World War Two that occured in Ulster or involved the people living in Northern Ireland each January between 1939 and the war's end in 1945.

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February

World War Two events from each February between 1939 and 1945 focusing on stories of the men and women of Northern Ireland and the places they called home.

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March

Stories from each March of the years 1939-1945 that help piece together the history of World War Two for the people based in Northern Ireland at the time.

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April

The people of Northern Ireland remember April 1941 as the month that World War Two came to Belfast but there are many more April stories during wartime.

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May

During World War Two, May 1941 marked the end of the Belfast Blitz and May 1945 the end of the war in Europe but much more happened in Northern Ireland.

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June

The Dunkirk Evacuation, D-Day, and Royal visits to Northern Ireland are among the stories commemorated each June as we remember the events of World War Two.

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July

July each year marks Canada Day and American Independence Day and a chance to remember the servicemen who called Northern Ireland home during the war.

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August

In August 1940, RAF personnel from Northern Ireland were mong those invovled in the Battle of Britain but there were many other August events in wartime.

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September

Each September we remember Britain's declaration of war on Germany marking the beginning of World War Two and the effects it would have on Northern Ireland.

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October

Each October, we look back at World War Two Events in Northern Ireland including air crashes and the deaths of service personnel from many global nations.

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November

11th November marks Remembrance Day in Great Britain and the Commonwealth nations, Veterans Day in the United States of America and Polish Independence Day.

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December

As the year draws to an end in December, we remember the people of Northern Ireland who fought and died every December during the Second World War.