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What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by tucsonmike on 2 January 2013 2:50am
 
Loretto, I reckon this question is mainly for you. Someone at work asked me.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by johnnyBgood! on 2 January 2013 4:22am
 
Mike, you are a rascal.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by Loretto on 3 January 2013 12:25am
 
Allegedly Ireland was neutral, but there were some who sided with Germany because they disliked the English so much. I think there was a plan by Hitler to invade England by taking over Ireland? Now my Uncle Donal fought in the British army in WW2. So like in WW1 there were some that helped the British and some who didn't. I do know that some Irish men who fought in WW2 found it difficult if not impossible to receive benefits from the Irish government in later life. Sad.

So the answer is technically we were neutral, which is a joke because US Army planes have been using Shannon airport as a base for refuelling FOREVER. So I guess it depends on your definition of neutral.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by tucsonmike on 3 January 2013 12:33am
 
Thanks Loretto. OK Johnny, why am I a rascal?
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by johnnyBgood! on 3 January 2013 5:47am
 
Mike, you are a rascal for posing such a question. Lonnie gave a reasonable response but I detected that you wanted controversy. Maybe I'm being unfair on you and am treating you as if you were as intelligent as me. ;)
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by johnnyBgood! on 3 January 2013 5:54am
 
I have a great affinity with the Irish but the bastards kept the lights on to aid German bombers navigate. How were the Irish going to fit into The Third Reich ?
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by Ken Dunn on 4 January 2013 8:01am
 
They didn't get involved although Northern Ireland, as part of the UK, did.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by Ken Dunn on 4 January 2013 8:03am
 
At least, JTM, the bombers would know they were lost or might drop their bombs by mistake!
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i don't remember Belfast being significantly blitzed.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by johnnyBgood! on 4 January 2013 10:31am
 
No, Ken, Belfast wasn't blitzed and neither was Dublin. However, Clydebank and Glasgow was, as was London and other English towns and cities.

WW2 wasn't Ireland's finest hour.
 
Re: What Was Ireland's Stance During World War II? by Ken Dunn on 4 January 2013 4:40pm
 
I believe Switzerland, Sweden and Ireland remained neutral.
 
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