Telegraph Building Belfast Blitz Scars in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tours of Belfast tend to focus on things like the Titanic and the Troubles, but one building bears hidden scars from another moment in history. Look out for a plaque on the Telegraph building, and you’ll find lingering damage from the German air raids of 1941.

Belfast was hit hard during World War II. In the spring of 1941, German planes flying over the city killed around 900 people, injured thousands, and destroyed more than 50,000 homes, churches, and businesses.

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