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18: Big Tom and the Belfast Blitz with Sam Robinson
Episode 1826th April 2023 • A Wee Bit Of War • Scott Edgar of WartimeNI
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Glentoran Football Club in East Belfast is a team and a community steeped in history. Throughout the Second World War, players such a goalkeeper Big Tom Pearson went on to serve. Sam Robinson joined us to mark the 80th anniversary of Pearson's death shortly after he received the Military Medal with the Irish Guards in Tunisia. Sam also taked us through the fateful events of 4th-5th May 1941 as Luftwaffe bombs destroyed the club's ground, The Oval in the Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz.


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