A public service film made in 1940 shows members of the British public how to deal with incendiary bombs. At this time, Luftwaffe attacks were frequent.
The film contains details on how to deal with explosives and shows a dramatisation of an air raid. Men of the Auxiliary Fire Service show how to use hoses and water pumps.
Auxiliary Fire Service
Today, not much remains to suggest that Orangefield Park was once a hive of wartime activity. The US Army was based here and the land also held German POWs.
Bessbrook is a small village in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies around three miles north-west of Newry on the main route between Belfast and Dublin.
Most people know about the Belfast Blitz. Many also know the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Bangor in April '41 but this was not the town's first aerial attack.
Last updated on 16th January 2019
The McCue, Dick and Co. timber yard in Belfast, Co. Antrim was the scene of some of the earliest fatalities of the Belfast Blitz on 7th-8th April 1941.
The Auxiliary Fire Service formed across the UK in 1938 as a response to the threat from the Luftwaffe. The AFS was invaluable to Belfast in the 1941 blitz.
In Southampton's 'Old Town' you'll find Hamtun Street. It's only a few yards away from sights like the Tudor House and Garden or the old Merchant's Cottage.
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