Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/1/2008

The long reach of war

If you ask most people why Ireland remained neutral during the Second World War, you will be told that it was because the Irish hated the British and wanted to see them beaten. Mind you, no one talks about the matter much at all anymore because the Allied struggle for victory, about which an endless procession of books has been arriving at my door over the last few years, has never been more popular thanks to the war in Iraq. The Second World War is a cause for celebration and a great big relief. To notice that the doughty Irish, so tied in personal history to this country, opted out of that conflict presents itself as an awkward detail. for more click here

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