Behind the Green Curtain: Ireland's Phoney Neutrality during World War II (Paperback)T. Ryle Dwyer (author)
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Irish diplomats spied for the United States during the course of the war. Irish diplomats in Europe carried messages and supplied information to the OSS - the predecessor of the CIA - with the full knowledge and consent of de Valera. Behind the Green Curtain is a comprehensive account of Irish neutrality, focusing strongly on the American - and to a lesser extent the Canadian - connection. It confirms beyond any doubt that Ireland made a positive and partisan contribution to the allied war effort. Neutrality has become a shibboleth of modern Irish politics. Behind the Green Curtain explodes the myth behind that shibboleth in the most decisive way.
From the reviews:
"Excellent and probably definitive account of Irish neutrality during the Second World War." Kevin Myers, Irish Independent
"With his brilliantly researched book, Dwyer confirms his status as a walking encyclopaedia of Irish history...as a work of scholarship, Behind the Green Curtain is nothing less than superb". Andrew Lynch, Sunday Business Post
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 32 mm
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