Londonderry took a step back in time to the 1940’s this week with the launch of a special event remembering the 70th anniversary of the surrender of the German U-Boat fleet marking the end of the dramatic Battle of the Atlantic campaign during the Second World War.
Organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, the event will take place on May 16. It will cast a look back at the war era, when American and Canadian sailors strolled the quayside with local girls and the dances at the American base were the place to be.
The city’s port was used by the Allied Forces during the lengthy Battle of the Atlantic which ended with the surrender of the German U-Boat fleet at Lisahally on May 14, 1945. About a dozen boats initially arrived at the docks for the formal surrender and over the coming weeks more arrived before they were scuttled in the Atlantic.
The U-Boat Surrender event will focus on exploring the history of the region through a series of exhibitions, discussions, activities and even a drama about the surrender... (Click on the link below to read more)