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Irish Secrets

German Espionage in Wartime Ireland, 1939-1945

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Hardback

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Irish Secrets by Mark M. Hall
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"Irish Secrets" tells the little-known history of German military espionage activity in Ireland - despite Ireland's neutral stance - before and during World War II. It details illicit contacts between officers of the Abwehr (German Military Intelligence)and leaders of the Irish Republican Army with the intent of coordinating actions against British targets and the Irish State. The book also examines the extent of pro-German support in Ireland, the fledgling Nazi party in Ireland, and the activities of Irish civilians and diplomats abroad who offered to serve Hitler's Germany. It scrutinizes the personalities and mission profiles of the eleven German agents (from both the Abwehr and the SS intelligence service, the SD) who operated with widely varying degrees of success on Irish soil, and unearths the stories of previously unknown German operatives and Irish supporters. Many of the most compelling scenarios revolve around the use of recruited Irish nationals for espionage work, some details of which are still classified by the British and Irish governments. The book explores why German intelligence ultimately failed, and proposes that the German effort represented a genuine menace to the Irish State and the Allies alike, which seriously threatened the official position of Irish neutrality.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2002
Author
Contributor
Foreword by Enno Stephan
Country of Publication
Ireland
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Irish Academic Press Ltd
Pages
406
ISBN-13
9780716527565
Product ID
1829779

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