Day: June 7, 2019

June 7 – Northern Ireland at D Day

2 – The second in a series about NI people on D Day. Peter McCambridge of Ballymena won his DCM on the ‘Longest Day’ – but he had, in fact, dropped into Normandy in the late evening of June 5, 1944. Photo – The…

June 7 – Battle of Messines 7/14 June, 1917

Today is the anniversary of one of the most apocalyptic Allied attacks on the German lines during WWI – the Battle of Messines Ridge in West Flanders, Belgium. The 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division took part. Protestant and Catholic, Unionist and…

June 7 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day

June 7 – On this day

In 1917 the Battle of Messines begins with allies detonating 19 enormous mines beneath the German lines