The Second World War raged across Europe, Africa, and Asia throughout the years of 1939-1945. The WartimeNI WWII Timeline lists some of the major events from the conflict and details their connections to Northern Ireland.
1940 saw the fall of France, meaning that Ulster was within reach of Luftwaffe bombers. Many personnel from Ireland and Northern Ireland saw action fighting in the rear-guard during the evacuation from Dunkirk. Later, the Battle of Britain would dominate the skies.
The Dunkirk Evacuation
Christopher Nolan's 2017 blockbuster told the story of the Dunkirk evacuation to a whole new generation. Many of those evacuated were from Northern Ireland.
Remembering the Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies over the United Kingdom in 1940. Of those Churchill called "The Few", twenty-eight came from Northern Ireland.