The Northern Ireland War Memorial publish books about both the First and Second World War.
Passing Through by J Potter – The story of the United States Army in Northern Ireland 1942- 1944.
The Derry Boys by R Doherty – The story of the 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve) 1939-1946.
So Vast An Armada by I Wilson – From Belfast Lough to D-Day.
Pim and Churchill’s Map Room by J Potter – Based on the papers of Captain Richard Pim, RNVR Supervisor of Churchill’s Map Room 1939-1945.
* Allan Esler Smith’s Revisiting a Letter from Ulster is currently out of stock, however, you can view the full text for free.
Read The Belfast Blitz by John Potter, by clicking the link: The Belfast Blitz by John Potter.
The Lion Has Wings – Brian Desmond Hurst
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NIWM held various screenings of the 1939 film The Lion Has Wings by Belfast-born director Brian Desmond Hurst.
NIWM is currently working with the Brian Desmond Hurst Estate to highlight his films on conflict and the role of propaganda and film making during the Second World War. As a result of the screenings, NIWM produced a commemorative booklet about the production of The Lion Has Wings with Allan Esler Smith, great-nephew of Brian Desmond Hurst. The booklet is available to download below:
Ulster and the First World War by J Bardon
From Ulster to the Dardanelles by P Orr – The local impact of the Gallipoli campaign.
Overhead and Over Here by E Cromie – The story of American military aviation in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
A Nurse in Belfast by T Parkhill – Emma Duffin’s description of her journey through the city centre to north Belfast after the Belfast Blitz in 1941.
The Somme: 24 June – 19 November 1916 by R Doherty – On 24 June 1916, the Battle of the Somme began as British and French artillery opened a bombardment on the German lines.