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Wreath laid for people killed in Belfast Blitz

Dr Susan Kelly, history researcher for NIWM, lays a wreath beside the Belfast Blitz memorial
Dr Susan Kelly, history researcher for NIWM, lays a wreath beside the Belfast Blitz memorial

The dead and wounded of the Belfast Blitz have been remembered in a poignant commemoration to mark the 78th anniversary of the World War Two bombings.

Over 900 people died on the night of Easter Tuesday, April 15, 1941, and another 1,500 were injured when German Luftwaffe bombers staged the biggest of four raids on Belfast city.

Another 150 people were killed in a subsequent raid on the night of May 4-5.

The events led to the destruction or damage of over half the city's housing stock.

Yesterday, the NI War Memorial Museum hosted a public event where invited guests gathered to lay a wreath in memory of the lives lost.

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