Bombing of the North Strand in Dublin
Interviewed for MAOHP - 12/12/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_012_B
Location(s): North Strand
Tony Kearns, a civilian historian to the Irish Air Corps has spent over fifty years researching and writing about the organisation. In this clip, Tony speaks about a number of German Bombing incidents during World War II (Emergency) including the bombing of the North Strand. He affirms that after significant research he can conclude that the bombing was an accident. He discusses the various theories which have emerged over the years regarding the bombings including the 'Bending the Beams' theory (which he dismisses). He outlines in detail the way in which the North Strand bombing occurred. MA Note: The bombing of the North Strand area which Tony is recalling, occurred on 31 May 1941, when four German bombs fell in north Dublin. 28 people were killed in the North Strand during the bombing.