Since 2014, World War Two Northern Ireland has researched the stories, people, and places in the province during the war.
Some stories you will know. The Battle of the Atlantic, the arrival of American GIs, and the Belfast Blitz are common tales. We hope you find out much more of this part of the country’s history and join us in remembering tumultuous times in Northern Ireland.
The Belfast Blitz
Belfast suffered under an intense bombing campaign from the Luftwaffe in April and May 1941. Outside of London, no other city in the United Kingdom lost more citizens in a single night of bombing.
Belfast Blitz – The Docks Raid
7th March 2018
War came to Belfast on 7th-8th April 1941. This event in Belfast's history became known as The Docks Raid, part of what would come to be The Belfast Blitz.
Belfast Blitz – The Easter Raid
7th March 2018
The Belfast Blitz is still remembered in the city and throughout Northern Ireland. Belfast was the second worst hit city in the United Kingdom in April '41 Easter raid.
Remembering the Fallen
The Polish Airmen in Northern Ireland
The Polish Airmen who served with the Royal Air Force during World War Two were some of the most fearless and talented men to take to the skies over Europe.
ANZAC Forces in Northern Ireland
Members of ANZAC forces from Australia and New Zealand served throughout Northern Ireland during World War Two particularly alongside the Royal Air Force.