Saturday, 16 April 2011

The Easter Blitz in Belfast 1941

This week sees the 70th anniversary of the first raid of the Belfast Blitz, when the Luftwaffe attacked the city on Easter Tuesday, and attacked my grandparents' house in the process!



Joe said...

We think we get some surprises doing family trees: the odd birth out of wedlock (oh, the shame!). Imagine being German, aah, Greatuncle Otto was in the SS, err, we'll just put down "soldier".

Chris Paton said...

A German friend of mine told me her uncle was in exactly that boat - he actually had to have a family tree drawn up to prove his degree of 'Aryan ancestry'. The liberal and humanitarian in me hates everything the SS ever stood for - the genie in me is fascinated and says I still wouldn't mind having a look at that tree!