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City to remember world war years
The sacrifices of WWI are to be remembered
Belfast is to remember the contribution made by the city and the experiences of its people during the two world wars.

The Belfast Remembers event at City Hall on Monday pays tribute, in words and music, to those who left to fight and those who did their bit at home.

From the horrors of the Somme to the terror of the Blitz, it recalls the years 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945.

Sinn Fein councillor Alex Maskey said the event would help people remember the sacrifices made in wartime.

"This is an important opportunity for the people of Belfast to come together and remember and reflect upon the impact of the two world wars on the lives of all our people," he said.

"Belfast Remembers will remind us of the great sacrifices and enormous contribution made by everyone from this city during both world wars."

Authors Brian Barton and Philip Orr will read from their work on Belfast in wartime, alongside recitations of poetry, readings from letters written by young soldiers in the mud-filled trenches of the World War I and details of the Blitz and evacuation.

A programme of music and song has been put together under the direction of Brian Connor, and compere for the evening is Anne Hailes.


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