The Belfast blitz: remembering the victims

After almost seventy years, it looks like Belfast may erect a public memorial to the victims of WWII bombing raids on the city. Most people in present-day Belfast are probably vaguely aware that it was bombed during the war, but a memorial may help to prompt more understanding of the actual scale of the devastation wreaked by the Luftwaffe’s bombs. On the night of Easter Tuesday, 15th April 1941, two hundred Nazi bombers attacked the city. With over 900 people killed, …

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