This country is at war: 80 years on
Tuesday 3rd September
11.00am – 12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm
On 3rd September 1939 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced that the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland had expired. Mr Chamberlain continued: “I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received and consequently this country is at war with Germany.”
Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial on 3rd September 2019 for a 30-minute tour of the museum which will highlight objects in the collection relating to Air Raid Precautions, industry, the Ulster Home Guard, the Belfast Blitz and the presence of US Forces in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
Grab a coffee-to-go and join a 30-minute walking tour of the Cathedral Quarter along streets which were destroyed in the Belfast Blitz. This tour will be complemented by photographs held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) which is the official archive for Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland War Memorial is working in partnership with PRONI to offer this event.
- Booking is required for this free event. To book a ticket please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-country-is-at-war-80-years-on-tickets-62653408030?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent
- The Northern Ireland War Memorial does not require you to print your ticket
- Two tours available: 11.00 and 14.00 both beginning and ending at the Northern Ireland War Memorial
- The route is circular and on level paved ground. It takes 30 minutes to complete. There are several stops along the route where the tour will pause to compare the location to photographs held in PRONI to explain how the city was affected by the air raids.
Northern Ireland War Memorial
21 Talbot Street,
028 9032 0392