NI War Memorial launches publication 'Fermanagh in the Second World War'.
The Northern Ireland War Memorial launched a short publication in Enniskillen on Monday 8 September 2014. This is the latest in a series of the museum’s publications that details the experiences of the people of Northern Ireland throughout the Second World War. Fermanagh in the Second World War highlights the vitally important role played by the people of Fermanagh in this conflict, describing the Lough Erne air bases, the presence of the US army, and also the Home Front.
The publication has been written by Joe O’Loughlin and John Hughes. Joe O’Loughlin is a local historian and author in Belleek, County Fermanagh. Specialising in the Second World War, Joe is a member of the Clogher and Donegal Historical Societies. John Hughes (1939 – 2013) grew up in Irvinestown and Enniskillen. He served in the Territorial Army, including the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and the Ulster Defence Regiment. John was the Secretary of the Northern Ireland War Memorial. For nine years he put his heart and soul into every aspect of the organisation and management of the museum and commissioned a series of publications telling the story of wartime Northern Ireland.
The book is available from the gallery, priced at £3.00, and by mail order at £ 4.00 including postage and packaging. For enquiries relating to purchasing a copy please contact Kerry McIvor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured are Ian Wilson, Chairman NIWM, Helga Hughes, wife of John Hughes, Bert Johnson, Chair of Fermanagh District Council and Joe O'Loughlin, author.
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