14th September 1945: Less than two weeks after the end of the war, and after six years and one day of conflict, the Burton family of Caledon, Northern Ireland celebrate a wedding. Note the groom appears to be in uniform.
Northern Ireland was bombed by the Nazis during the Second World War, in the so-called Belfast Blitz.
The village of Caledon is in County Tyrone, on the border with County Armagh. The Earl of Caledon resides there.
This anti-Irish propaganda image was published in American magazine in Harper’s Weekly on the 2nd of September, 1871. Created by famed German-born caricaturist Thomas Nast, the man commonly credited with creating the modern-day image of Santa Claus, it was titled “The Usual Irish Way of Doing Things”.
The Rynatt family of Northern Ireland. Family portrait taken on the 9th of November, 1944. Some family members are dressed in military clothing, as Northern Ireland fought in the Second World War and came under attack from the Nazis.
Few places in Northern Ireland were as politically charged during The Troubles as Derry (or Londonderry, depending on your views).
Below is the iconic (Catholic) sign – it’s not usually pink!, followed by the Unionist side of town (note the streets painted red, white and blue). Also a Catholic church, the Protestant cathedral, and an Australian flag with the Union Jack covered over!