Eithne O'Connor
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WWII bombing survivor recalls Belfast's 'darkest night'

Eithne O'Connor, was seven when the Germans launched their largest raid on Belfast on 15 April 1941.

More than 1,000 people died during the raids. Eithne, her sister, and her mother were buried when their air raid shelter collapsed. She escaped by crawling through the rubble, her mother and sister were also rescued.

She is one of the campaigners who are calling for a permanent memorial to all those who died during what historians have called Belfast's darkest night.

  • 15 Apr 2011