70th Anniversary: Belfast Remembers World War II Blitz

Posted by admin on Mar 23, 2011

As the 70th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz approaches the city prepares to remember all those who perished. April 15, 1941 was a night when almost 1,000 people were killed during a prolonged bombing campaign by the Germans. Belfast city was a target during second World War due to its large shipyard and aircraft manufacture base.

The night the fatal attacks occurred was Easter Tuesday 1941. An air warden in Belfast that night said “The sirens started at quarter to eleven, and by eleven o’clock my team was on the street – that started six hours of horror, death and destruction.”

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