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Become A War Artist

Belfast was bombed four times by the Luftwaffe (the German Air Force) in April and May 1941. Almost 1,000 people died and over half the houses in the city were damaged. Many people lost their homes and fled the city.

Newspaper photographers travelled across Belfast in dangerous conditions to take photographs of the devastation and artists were inspired to draw and paint what they witnessed.

Resources

Become A War Artist

Become a war artist and draw what you might have seen as a photographer or an artist walking through Belfast after the Blitz.

Be inspired by the photographs, drawings and paintings made at the time.

Download our Become a War Artist resource below:

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