This story is taken from an interview with James Doherty, and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions. The interviewer was Anita Cochrane, and the transcription was by Bruce Logan. People did a lot of work, and the Civil defence did a lot of work.
Belfast at war
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The process of conscripting men into the armed forces had been utilised by several European countries during the First World War. Irishmen were not ultimately conscripted into the British Army, in spite of governmental attempts to extend legislation to Ireland, although conscription was utilised in Great Britain from until under the terms of the Military Service Act. In May , with war again looming, Britain's Conservative government revived conscription legislation in a limited form. In September , the more comprehensive National Service Armed Forces Act was enacted, enforcing full conscription on all men between the ages of eighteen and forty one, except those exempted under grounds such as employment in crucial war work or conscientious objection. Conscription was extended even further in , to include women between the ages of twenty and thirty. However, despite remaining part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland was not subject to conscription legislation during the course of the Second World War. This seems surprising at first, given the presence of a Unionist government at Stormont.
History of Belfast
At least 1, people were killed in the attacks as the city lay unprepared and undefended. On the night of April 7 — 8, Belfast suffered the first of four air attacks by the Germans Air Force, the Luftwaffe. It was believed that the Luftwaffe could not travel that far. In total there were four attacks on the County Antrim city. The next took place on Easter Tuesday, April 15,
Belfast was entering a new era of ambition, as the city took hold of its own economic trajectory and positioned itself for a period of sustained growth. With over 20, individual participants, 4, investors and 2, exhibiting companies representing 80 countries, MIPIM is the premier platform for major cities looking to expand their horizons and explore opportunities for growth. By heading to MIPIM, Belfast was able to take its brand to a global audience and elevate its international ambitions, however it was important that a clear and unified investment narrative was agreed in order to create a powerful differentiation in a noisy environment, deliver meaningful leads and create a legacy that could build momentum for the city. It was important that the narrative and messaging was uncovered from within the city and resonated with all stakeholder groups. From these sessions, the themes of talent, tax and technology were born and we then worked on bringing these messages to life throughout every aspect of the campaign, from design and media activity to the event programme and on stand content.