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1941 – A Luftwaffe bomb kills 13 people in Belfast. When it was over, the city is devastated by air raids; Over 1,000 lives are lost and 400 seriously injured in what becomes known as The Belfast Blitz.
The British government appeals to Éamon de Valera for help and he authorises fire brigades from Dublin, Dundalk, Drogheda and Dún Laoghaire to give assistance. On the evening of the Monday 7 April …