Lead the Way Tour
My name is Adrian, and I take Guided Walking Tours around the town of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, looking at events here during the Second World War.
By sharing contemporary photographs and stories, I’ll take you back to the town as it was in the early 1940s.
On 1 September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. So started a conflict that would spread across all parts of the planet and last for six years: the Second World War.
As the German military machine swept through Europe, Carrickfergus (like many towns and cities across the nation) responded to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s call to support the War Effort.
Its citizens served in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Merchant Navy.
On the Home Front, factories in the town turned their attention to making the essential products needed for the war.
British, American and Belgian military units were stationed (and a significant one created) within the town, and a number of German and Italian prisoners-of-war were detained here.
So, join me as I Lead the Way and discover the unique role Carrickfergus played during the Second World War.
Find out how Franklin, Rupert and Matilda left this town to play a significant part in the successful Allied victory.
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Please note the temporary amendments made to the Tour. Click here for more information.