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The Northern Ireland War Memorial publish books each year, enhancing their growing collection of texts that discuss a number of subjects on both the First and Second World War, from American Aviation to the diaries of a nurse in the Belfast Blitz.

All of our publications are available to buy directly from the War Memorial gallery, on Amazon.co.uk or simply by downloading the publication order form.

The Somme 24 June – 19 November 1916
On 24 June 1916, the Battle of the Somme began as British and French artillery opened a bombardment on the German lines. Next day, all the German observation balloons were shot out of the sky. The 36th (Ulster) Division, 16th (Irish) Division and battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, Connaught Rangers, Leinster Regiment, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, London Irish Rifles and the Irish cavalry regiments are all part of the story outlined in this book. Nor are those Irish soldiers who fought in Australian and Canadian forces forgotten.

The book is illustrated with objects and photographs from regimental museums and private collections, the Imperial War Museums and the Northern Ireland War Memorial collection.

Expertly designed by Professor John McMillan, it includes clear maps of engagements during the campaign as well as detailed information on weapons, individuals and orders of battle.

A Nurse in the Belfast Blitz
Emma Duffin’s description of a journey through the city centre to north Belfast after the Belfast Blitz that confirms the devastating extent of the aerial raid which left hundreds dead and thousands of houses destroyed.

Overhead and Over Here
The story of American military aviation in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

From Ulster to the Dardanelles 
The local impact of the Gallipoli campaign.

Ulster and the First World War
A history of Ulster in the First World War.

Lest We Forget 
The Story of the Northern Ireland War Memorial.

Pim and Churchill’s Map Room 
Based on the papers of Captain Richard Pim, RNVR Supervisor of Churchill’s Map Room 1939-1945

So Vast an Armada 
From Belfast Lough to D-Day

Fermanagh in the Second World War

There are also six smaller monographs available to purchase from the gallery: The Belfast BlitzPassing ThroughThe Derry BoysThe Battle of the Atlantic and The Twelve Mile Snipers.

* Allan Esler Smith’s Revisiting a Letter from Ulster is currently out of stock, however, you can view the full text for free.

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Belfast Blitz this year we have created an exclusive link that lets you view John Potter’s Belfast Blitz monograph in full.

 

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