Leftists history: The IRA supported the Nazis in WW2

Accidentally come across some historical facts this morning

 

The IRA supported the Nazis in WW2

Sinn Fein / IRA, being hard leftists, like to call their opponents “fascists”. And indeed there is some truth in it, as regards the hard-core loyalists at least. But SF-IRA are not the people to criticise.

The IRA supported the Nazis in WW2 (the real ones, not just rhetorical ones). They ran safe houses for Nazi spies, aided Nazi intelligence, and even helped Nazi bombers. They planned to bring about a Nazi German invasion of Ireland, and would no doubt have been installed as a quisling government had Germany occupied Ireland.

 

Introductory reading – secondary sources

Many people refuse to believe the information on this page. Here are some gentle introductions:

  • “Oh here’s to Adolph Hitler”? The IRA and the Nazis, Brian Hanley, History Ireland, May/June 2005.
  • State within a state: the Nazis in neutral Ireland, David O’Donoghue, History Ireland, November/December 2006.
  • New evidence on IRA/Nazi links, David O’Donoghue, History Ireland, March/April 2011.
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