One of the saddest elements of modern Belfast is that almost everyone forgets that our city suffered terribly during The Second World War.
This part of our history affected all communities and all persuasions, but for many it seems WWII is only the story of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Pearl Harbour’, but Belfast in the 1930′s and 1940′s was an industrial powerhouse.
The shipyards and factories built planes, ships, shells, tanks and all manner of essential war material. The fact remains however that unlike Liverpool, London and Glasgow, Belfast was poorly defended from Luftwaffe attack.
Some politicians believed that The Luftwaffe could not even reach Belfast! Others thought the Nazis would not be too sure if Belfast was part of the UK or the newly formed Free State – and therefore not attempt to bomb it to oblivion. These theories were proved wrong in 1941 when The Luftwaffe arrived and firebombed Belfast. Our city sustained horrific damage.
The morgues filled so quickly that bodies were placed in St Georges Market and The Falls Baths. People slept in ditches up on Cave Hill and Black Mountain for weeks on end. Thousands lost their lives, and tens of thousands lost everything else. We have created a special, private tour that uncovers the story of The Belfast Blitz.
The content is tailored according the knowledge level of the group, and your designated Tour Manager will liaise with you to ensure that the tour is pitched at the right level.
We have years of experience in guiding tourists through the beautiful parts of Ireland. Every tour is led by a fully qualified and passionate guide who will ensure that you are enriched and engaged. For bookings and enquiries email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 028 9077 2180.