On this day- 3rd September 1939

On this day – 3rd September 1939

On this day, 3rd September 1939 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcast to the nation that war had been declared against Germany. That evening the Belfast Telegraph printed a special Sunday edition to carry the news.

Belfast Telegraph – Sunday 3rd September 1939

The Telegraph Building was later damaged in the Blitz in April/May 1941. To mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NIWM held two walking tours around the Cathedral Quarter along streets destroyed by the Belfast Blitz on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

If any one is interested in doing the tour, it has been designed so that it can be self-led and copies of the map are available from the museum.

NIWM Walking Tour 2019

All images courtesy and copyright of the Belfast Telegraph.

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