Oral History Project

The War and Me – Oral History Project

In 2018 NIWM launched an Oral History Project The War and Me appealing to the public to share their memories of the war years.

As a museum we would like to record how the people of Northern Ireland were affected by the Second World War.

Your memories are incredibly important to us and will be added to our museum collection and made available to researchers, school groups and the media.

Do you have any memories of the Second World War?

Some of the topics we would like to know more about are:

  • Air Raid Precautions
  • The Ulster Home Guard
  • Rationing and Recipes
  • Evacuees and Farming during the war
  • Air Raids on Bangor, Belfast, Londonderry and Newtownards
  • American Service Personnel and GI Brides
  • Service in the Armed Forces or Civil Defence
  • Service in the ATS, WAAF or WRNS
  • Volunteering on the Home Front
  • Airfields
  • Industry
  • VE day and VJ day

While face to face interviewing has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, Michael, our Oral History Project Coordinator, can conduct an oral history interview over the phone or online.

If you or someone you know would like to share their story please call Michael on 075 8863 4847 or 028 9032 0392. Or you can email projects@niwarmemorial.org for more information.

Alternatively, if you would like to write your story down you can post it to us at:

Northern Ireland War Memorial

The War and Me Oral History Project

21 Talbot Street

Belfast

BT1 2LD

As an accredited museum, we welcome the donation of photographs, objects and written stories relating to the Second World War in Northern Ireland. Please get in touch if you have something you would like to donate to our growing collection.

We would love to hear your story.

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