Belfast Telegraph

Rubble and strife

Angry clouds of dust swirl in the Belfast air, pockets of sky are visible through gaping holes where buildings used to stand, and piles of smouldering rubble block the cobbled streets.

Shocked survivors - the men dressed in coats and flat caps and the women wearing neat, belted coats - look in astonishment at the destruction wreaked by Hitler’s Luftwaffe.

Meanwhile, queues of gleaming cars snake their way through city centre streets, bank customers use a PIN machine on Royal Avenue and an open-topped bus stops to pick up some of the many tourists who flock to the city each weekend.

The past meets the present in striking photo montages created by Sunday Life photographer Ian Magill to convey the true horror of the Blitz which occurred 70 years ago this weekend to a new generation.

For the full story and to check out our amazing images, see this week's Sunday Life.

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