Grounded in Eire

Grounded in Eire
Author: Ralph Keefer
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0773511423

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The story of two RAF fliers interned in Ireland during World War II.

That Neutral Island

That Neutral Island
Author: Clair Wills
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2014-04-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780571317394

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Of the countries that remained neutral during the Second World War, none was more controversial than Ireland, with accusations of betrayal and hypocrisy poisoning the media. Whereas previous histories of Ireland in the war years have focused on high politics, That Neutral Island brings to life the atmosphere of a country forced to live under rationing, heavy censorship and the threat of invasion. It unearths the motivations of those thousands who left Ireland to fight in the British forces and shows how ordinary people tried to make sense of the Nazi threat through the lens of antagonism towards Britain.

Ireland and the Second World War

Ireland and the Second World War
Author: Brian Girvin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2000
Genre: Ireland
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025030516

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This volume of essays on the social, political and military history of Ireland during the Second World War explores the Irish contribution to the Allied cause, in particular the role and experience of Irish men and women who served in the British armed forces during the war. Also covered is the history of Northern Ireland during the war period, as are apsects of the post-war historiography of Irish involvement in the Allied struggle.

Behind the Green Curtain

Behind the Green Curtain
Author: T. Ryle Dwyer
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 0717146502

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Behind the Green Curtain goes beyond any previous book in examining the myth of Irish wartime neutrality.

Ireland during the Second World War

Ireland during the Second World War
Author: Bryce Evans
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-05-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781526111302

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In the first book detailing the social and economic history of Ireland during the Second World War, Bryce Evans reveals the real story of the Irish emergency. Revealing just how precarious the Irish state’s economic position was at the time, the book examines the consequences of Winston Churchill’s economic war against neutral Ireland. It explores how the Irish government coped with the crisis and how ordinary Irish people reacted to emergency state control of the domestic marketplace. A hidden history of black markets, smugglers, rogues and rebels emerges, providing a fascinating slice of real life in Ireland during a crucial period in world history. As the first comparison of economic and social conditions in Ireland with those of the other European neutral states – Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Portugal – the book will make essential reading for the informed general reader, students and academics alike.

Guarding Neutral Ireland

Guarding Neutral Ireland
Author: Michael J. Kennedy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008
Genre: History
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131739026

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Ireland's Second World War frontline troops were the men of the Coast Watching Service. From 1939-45 they maintained a continuous watch along the Irish shoreline, reporting all incidents in the seas and skies to Military Intelligence (G2). They had a vital influence on the development of Ireland's pro-Allied neutrality and on the defence of Ireland during 'The Emergency', as through their reports G2 assessed the direction of the Battle of the Atlantic off Ireland and reported belligerent threats to the state upwards to the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, to the Cabinet and Taoiseach and Minister for External Affairs Eamon de Valera. Using unique Irish military sources and newly available British and American material, the history of the coastwatchers and G2 combines to tell the history of the Second World War as it happened locally along the coast of Ireland and at national and international levels in Dublin, London, Berlin and Washington. Of particular importance, the study reveals in the greatest detail yet available the secret relationship between Irish military and diplomats and British Admiralty Intelligence, showing how coast watching service reports were passed on to the RAF and Royal Navy Britain in the hunt for German u-boats and aircraft in the Atlantic.

Ireland During the Second World War

Ireland During the Second World War
Author: Ian S. Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2002
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: IND:30000101133191

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The claustrophobic years of the Second World War were a crucial watershed for neutral Ireland and the Irish. Neutrality was the key to Irish Prime Minister de Valera's foreign and domestic policy. Enforced economic hardship and isolation were seen by many as a blessing in disguise, hastening the new states coming of age. Many long lasting developments, such as the creation of a Central Bank signaled the beginning of the end of economic dependence on Britain. Neutrality ensured Britain, and more specifically Churchill, viewed Ireland with suspicion and barely concealed anger. Threats and inducements were used to persuade Ireland to allow the reoccupation of the Treaty Ports. Fear of IRA activity lead to increasingly draconian legislation. German spies were rumored to be forging links with an increasingly well-armed and militant IRA. Increased tension between Northern Ireland and the bombings of Belfast and Dublin raised questions about the viability of Ireland Neutrality.

Northern Ireland the United States and the Second World War

Northern Ireland  the United States and the Second World War
Author: Simon Topping
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-01-13
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781350037618

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In Northern Ireland, The United States and the Second World War, Simon Topping analyses the American military presence in Northern Ireland during the war, examining the role of the government at Stormont in managing this 'friendly invasion', the diplomatic and military rationales for the deployment, the attitude of Americans to their posting, and the effect of the US presence on local sectarian dynamics. He explores US military planning, the hospitality and entertainment provided for American troops, the renewal and reimagining of historic links between Ulster and the United States, the importation of 'Jim Crow' racism, 'Johnny Doughboys' marrying 'Irish Roses', and how all of this impacted upon internal, transatlantic and cross-border politics. This study also draws attention to influential and understudied individuals such as Northern Ireland's Prime Minister Sir Basil Brooke and offers a reassessment of David Gray, America's minister to Dublin. As a result, it provides a comprehensive examination of largely overlooked aspects of the war and Northern Ireland more generally, and fills important gaps in the history of both. Northern Ireland, The United States and the Second World War is essential for students and scholars interested in the history of Northern Ireland, American-Irish relations, the Second World War on the UK home-front, and wartime transatlantic diplomacy.