Fighting for the British.
James Maw presents the second of two programmes examining Ireland's role during World War II.
Fighting For The British: Presented by James Maw. Even though Ireland had declared itself neutral in the Second World War, as many as one hundred thousand Irish men and women joined up to fight for the British. On their return however, many were treated as traitors. Now that their story is finally being told how can their experience help the peace process in the North?
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Throughout the Second World War, Ireland remained neutral.
But how neutral was it? Were German U Boats dropping German Spies on to the Shores of Ireland's West Coast? Did the IRA collaborate with the Nazis? Fact is stranger than the fiction, as we discover the stories of the spies themselves and the Irish code breakers who secretly cooperated with MI5 aiding the British War Effort.
Presented by James Maw.
Produced by Neil George.
U-boats, Spies and Codebreakers: James Maw presents the first of two programmes examining Ireland's role during World War II. The country remained neutral, but how neutral?