Newtownards, Co. Down in the Belfast Blitz

As the Luftwaffe attacked Northern Ireland in what became known as the Belfast Blitz, damage and loss of life occurred at Newtownards Airfield, Co. Down.

Newtownards is a quiet, peaceful place these war days. So is all of Northern Ireland for that matter. The chief topic in the correspondence columns is the speed of military vehicles, which is claimed to be excessive, and the fact that Ulster is not making enough money out of the war. These horrors claim quite a lot of attention. I, for my part, would like Belfast shook up by a good, heavy aerial bombardment.