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Councillor calls for a memorial to the Blitz

By Rebecca Black

Published 06/05/2015

The Newtownards Road area of Belfast during the 1941 Blitz
The Newtownards Road area of Belfast during the 1941 Blitz

Belfast City Council has been urged to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz with a commemorative event and a memorial.

Some 900 people died and 1,500 were injured when in April and May 1941 the Luftwaffe bombed Belfast during the Second World War.

The first onslaught took place on the night of Easter Tuesday, April 15, another deadly raid took place on the night of Sunday May 4. Around 55,000 homes were damaged, leaving 100,000 homeless.

Last night Ulster Unionist councillor Jeffrey Dudgeon proposed that Belfast City Council marks the 75th anniversary next year with a special commemorative event and to consider creating a memorial within the grounds of City Hall.

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