Ireland during World War Two

Handouts

Handout – Ireland and World War Two

Handout – Belfast Blitz

Ireland during World War Two (or The Emergency)

A short review of a book about Ireland During the Second World War from the Daily Telegraph

Ireland During the War

Another Review of a Different book
The Irish Experience During the Second World War

A book from Google Books by historian Donal Ó Drisceoil about censorship in Ireland During World War Two.

Censorship in Ireland 1939-1945

DeValera and Churchill

Controversy at the end of World War Two in 1945 over a speech by Churchill criticisng Ireland’s neutrality during the War. DeValera responded with a speech on Irish Radio. This is a link to the RTE website with the text of the speeches. You can also listen to DeValera by clicking the link.

DeValera and Churchill

Controversy when deValera offers condolences following Hitler’s death

This is an article from historian Dermot Keogh about the international reaction to DeValera’s visit to the German Minister in May 1945 to offer condolences on the death of Hitler

Eamon deValera and Hitler

The Belfast Blitz

UCC Multitext article on the Belfast Blitz

Belfast During the Second World War

BBC Webpage about the Belfast Blitz. It includes a series of timelines for the various bombing raids on Belfast and eye-witness accounts

BBC – The Belfast Blitz

Ireland’s role during World War Two

Video outlining Ireland’s involvement on the side of the Allies during World War Two.

Video Documentary of The Belfast Blitz produced by the Belfast History Project

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