Monday, 12 August 2013

Northern Ireland WW2 mobilisation conference and book

From PRONI ( in Belfast:

To mark the publication of Dr Phillip Ollerenshaw’s new book Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, Economic mobilisation and Society, 1939-45 PRONI will be hosting a half day conference looking at various aspects of life in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. 

Following the conference there will also be a book launch. Speakers include: Dr Brian Barton on the Belfast Blitz; William Butler on the Ulster Home Guard; Ian Montgomery on Short & Harland; and Dr Ollerenshaw on Politics, Economic Mobilisation and Society. There will also be a screening of the film ‘The Story of the Ulster Guard’. The conference will be chaired by Dr Tim Bowman).

WHEN: Thursday 21st November, 2013, 1.30-5pm
HOW MUCH?: Admission is FREE but booking is essential. Please contact PRONI to secure your place at

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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