Remembering the War Years

On Tuesday 15th April (Easter)1941 some 200 German planes bombed the city of Belfast for seven hours. The air raid warning sounded at 10.20 pm and the all clear didn’t come until 5.00am the next morning. The city was devastated with a thousand dead and thousands more injured. When war began in 1939 Belfast, although a major industrial city, had a low priority for air defense. We had less than 25% of air raid shelters, anti aircraft guns etc needed. The reasoning behind this was the fact when war broke out we were well beyond the range of German bombers. In 1941 the Germans were in France and we were well within range. Shortly after that terrible night I was evacuated to the village of Bushmills,(of Irish Whiskey Fame)for the remainder of the summer. Complete details are found in my book “Lily& Me”
We will Remember.
Cheers and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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