Blitz 80: Hands Across the Border

06/05/2021 @ 2:00 PM
Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
028 9032 0392

Blitz 80 Lecture Series

Thursday 6th May 2021 at 2:00pm via Zoom

The Northern Ireland War Memorial and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland invite you to a series of presentations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz.

The Belfast Blitz consisted of four German air raids that took place during the Second World War in April and May 1941. This joint series will explore different facets of the Blitz and showcase archives and artefacts in the possession of PRONI and NIWM.

Lecture 5: Hands Across the Border: Assistance from southern fire brigades by Las Fallon

A look at the roles of southern firefighters in assisting Belfast in the Blitz. Stories from the history of the Dublin Fire Brigade and anecdotes gathered by the speaker from veterans of those events.

Las Fallon, fire service historian and author is a retired firefighter with Dublin Fire Brigade where he worked for 32 years. He is the author of ‘Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution’ (2012), ‘The Firemen’s Tale: the burning of the Custom House, 1921’ (2015) and ‘The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire: Dublin’s forgotten calamity of 1875’ (2019). He has written articles for numerous newspapers and magazines including ‘Firecall’ and ‘An Cosantoir’ (the Irish Defence Forces magazine). He has appeared in TV and radio documentaries on aspects of fire service history with RTE, TG4, BBC and various independent producers. He was voluntary curator of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum from 2008-2011.

This event is taking place on Zoom. Visit the following link to book your place now:

Registration closes one hour before the event and an invite link will be sent to everyone registered one hour before the beginning of the event.

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