The War and Me Oral History Project

At our festive reception this year we took a moment to thank long term friend and colleague of Northern Ireland War Memorial, Dr Susan Kelly. For over three years Susan has co-ordinated our oral history projects; Belfast Blitz 75 in 2016, US75 in 2017 and our ongoing project The War & Me. She has recorded over eighty interviews and in doing so has captured precious wartime memories of a fading generation, memories which otherwise would have been lost to the historians of tomorrow.

Dr Susan Kelly with NIWM Chairman Ian Wilson

These interviews are now transcribed and stored in our accredited museum collection. They are freely available to researchers, students and other members of the public interested in the many diverse stories of Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

We would like to again take this opportunity to thank Susan for all her diligent hard work over the past three years.

We also wish Good Luck to our colleague Michael Burns who will be managing the project as it continues.

If you or a friend or family member have wartime memories please do get in touch with us to organise an interview. We would love to add our story to our growing collection.

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