80 years on: Northern Ireland in the Second World War

PRONI and the Northern Ireland War Memorial would like to invite you to a conference to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. This event will take place at PRONI on Tuesday 10 September 2019, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

World War 2

80 years on

The conference will explore a wide range of themes including amongst others: the official history of Northern Ireland during the Second World War, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Belfast Blitz, German espionage, and the 1st Battalion US Rangers in Carrick. There will be an emphasis on sources and resources available to individuals or groups engaged in researching the War.

Confirmed speakers will include: Dr Tim Bowman of the University of Kent, author Brian Barton, Stephen Walker from the BBC, Mike King from Down County Museum, Shirin Murphy from Carrickfergus Museum and  Ronan McConnell from Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Janet Hancock from PRONI.

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