— World War Two Northern Ireland —

Places

Some World War Two history in Northern Ireland has disappeared under plough or wrecking ball but many places dating back to the 1940s can still be visited.

US President Eisenhower reviews American military personnel in Donegall Square, where Belfast City Hall stands in May 1944.

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— Berlin 2017 —

Friedrichstrasse Station, Berlin, Germany

Friedrichstrasse Station stands at a crossing point on the River Spree in the centre of Berlin. During World War Two it played host to many major events.

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— Berlin 2017 —

The Bunker, Berlin

Planned by Karl Bonatz and Albert Speer in 1942, The Bunker in Berlin was built as an air raid shelter and has had a long and varied history until today.

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— American GIs —

Orangefield Park, Belfast, Co. Down

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.

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— American GIs —

Ormeau Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast. Opened in 1871, it became a hive of activity when the US military took over between 1942 and 1943.

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— Aerial Warfare —

City Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast City Hall opened in 1906 and has come through much in its history. There are several connections with World War Two, many are still standing today.

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— Aerial Warfare —

RAF Long Kesh, Lisburn, Co Antrim

Long Kesh is best known in Northern Ireland as the site of HMP Maze but during World War Two it was a Royal Air Force airfield and hosted the USAAF in 1942.

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— Belfast Blitz —

Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Campbell College in East Belfast has a strong Second World War heritage having served as a military hospital from 1940 - 1944 and being bombed in May 1941.

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— Home Guard —

Ward Park, Bangor, Co. Down

Ward Park is a beautiful people's park popular with locals and tourists alike. Visitors with a keen eye will notice a few reminders of wartime Bangor there.

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— American GIs —

The Eisenhower Pier, Bangor, Co. Down

General Dwight D Eisenhower, President of the USA visited Bangor on the 18th and 19th May 1944 leading up to D-Day. The northern pier now bears his name.

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— American GIs —

Lisnabreeny American Cemetery, Belfast

Lisnabreeny in the Castlereagh Hills once was the site of an American Military Cemetery in Belfast. 148 servicemen were buried there between 1943 and 1948.

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