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Our Belfast Blitz Archive

A number 26 trolley bus passes by Stormont. The seat of the Northern Ireland government in 1941 was painted black with a mixture of tar and manure to hide it from Luftwaffe bombers. Photo taken on 26th March 1942.

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Belfast Telegraph.
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Belfast Blitz Tour on Translink Metro

We have put together a tour of Belfast's Blitz sites that you can visit by public transport just in time for Translink Bus and Train Week in June 2018.

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John Thomas Harris

Lance Corporal John Thomas Harris of the Pioneer Corps died during the Blitz as the Luftwaffe attacked Campbell College Military Hospital in east Belfast.

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Kenneth Lawrence Shaw

Private Lawrence Shaw served with the Pioneer Corps based at the No. 24 British General Hospital, Campbell College, Belfast when he died on 5th May 1941.

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Leon Guglielmazzi

Corporal Leon Guglielmazzi served with the Pioneer Corps and was stationed at a military hospital based at Campbell College, Belfast on 5th May 1941.

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Norman Leslie Seaward

Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward served with the Royal Army Medical Corps based at the Campbell College Military Hospital in Belfast in May 1941.

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Herbert Montague Brooker

Private Herbert Montague Brooker served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and was based at No. 24 British General Hospital at Campbell College in Belfast.

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Richard Fowler Ward

Major Richard Fowler Ward is buried in Belfast City Cemetery. While serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, he was killed in the Blitz of 5th May 1941.

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Edward Valentine Hemelryk DSO

Major Edward Valentine Hemelryk served with the Pioneer Corps in 1941 when he died during the Belfast Blitz. He had already received a DSO in World War One.

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Emily Douglas

Young mother Emily Douglas died alongside five of her young children as Luftwaffe bombs fell on North Belfast during the Belfast Blitz on 16th April 1941.

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Brice Harkness

Volunteer fireman Brice Harkness from Cookstown is thought to be the first Auxiliary Fire Service victim of the Luftwaffe's Belfast Blitz on 7th April 1941.

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