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Belfast bombed by German airforce.

In the fourth and final part of our special series remembering WWII, BBC Newsline talks to John Potter who saw the aftermath of a German raid first hand.

John was on the first train that could get into Belfast after the raid on the 4 May 1941.

This train arrived three days later and as they pulled into York Street station the sight of burning train carriages gave an idea of the punishment the city had taken.

John kept a diary as he explored the city, he carefully sketched out a map showing the damage inflicted.

As John made his way to the docks to catch a ship to Liverpool he remembers seeing HMS Furious, an aircraft carrier with all her anti aircraft guns still trained towards the skies.



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