Irish Independent, Dublin, Friday, January 3, 1941 :
Bomb havoc in Rialto.
|Main Creator:||Irish Independent (Dublin, Ireland)|
Broadside poster [to be placed on sandwich board outside of a shop] advertising 'The Irish Independent'; lettering printed in green and black coloured font. On 2 and 3 January 1941, German bombs were dropped around the South Circular Road area and Terenure, Dublin for the first time during World War II [known as 'The Emergency' in Ireland]. Hitler's government blamed the bombing on navigator error, however the prevailing opinion in Ireland was that pilots wanted to offload bombs ensuring planes were light enough to survive the flight back to base. Despite injuries and property damage estimated at £250,000 in the Rialto area alone, nobody was killed in the two nights of bombings.
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Dublin : Irish Independent, 1941.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly held at NLI call number NEWS/1940-50/3.
Physical description: 1 poster : col. ; 76 x 51 cm.
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