Mark Humphrys (politics)


  Ireland was neutral in World War 2

De Valera's condolences for Hitler in 1945

The Irish who fought for the allies

Ireland is only free because of the British military

The IRA supported the Nazis

Dan Breen

Ireland in World War 2

Ireland was neutral in World War 2. While Britain fought hard to save Western Europe, Ireland stood by. It is perhaps the most shameful episode in our history as a nation.

58 Northumberland Rd, Dublin, housed the Nazi German embassy in WW2.
The Nazi flag flew here all during the Holocaust. Because we were neutral.
From street view.


Ireland was neutral in World War 2


The "chickenhawk" argument


Churchill's 1945 speech

A disgusting editorial in the Meath Chronicle, May 5, 1945, on the deaths of Roosevelt, Mussolini and Hitler, sums up the amoral world of Irish neutrality.

De Valera's condolences for Hitler in 1945

Both the Taoiseach Eamon de Valera and the President Douglas Hyde offered condolences on the death of Hitler in 1945.

De Valera, a man with no moral compass, called to the Ambassador of Nazi Germany in Dublin, saying: "I certainly was not going to add to his humiliation in the hour of defeat." He threw away all goodwill from the victors of WW2 for years after the war. From a moral point of view it was unforgivable. And from a selfish, self-interest view it was also unforgivable! What an idiot.

Taoiseach Eamon de Valera calls to the German Embassy in Dublin, 2 May 1945, to offer condolences on the death of Adolf Hitler.
Irish Times, May 3, 1945.

President Douglas Hyde also expressed his condolences on the death of Hitler.
Irish Press, May 4, 1945.
Hyde also visited the Nazi ambassador personally.

Some people claim the de Valera visit was not to express condolences on the death of Hitler, but had some other purpose.
This is contradicted by the newspapers above, and also by the Dail, 17 July 1945, where it is clear that the Dail members thought the visit was to express condolences: "expressing condolences to a State the leader of which was dead ... The visit of our Taoiseach to the German Minister in this country to sympathise with him on the death of Herr Hitler".
Note by the way the vicious antisemite Oliver J. Flanagan saying he hopes Hitler is alive!

Oliver J. Flanagan was a Catholic fundamentalist and antisemite who praised Hitler.
He was an Independent TD during the war (in 1943-1954). He later joined Fine Gael.
During the war and after he said the most appalling things:

The true Irish heroes of WW2: The Irish who fought for the allies

A true Irish hero: Paddy Finucane, leading RAF fighter pilot in WW2.
And search for images.


Ireland's no.1 awkward fact: Ireland is only free because of the British military

Extract from Nazi Germany military atlas and guide to Ireland, 1940 (to help plan an invasion).
"Bergland" is mountains. "Sumpfgebiet" is swamp (bog). "See" is lakes.

The rescue scene in the movie Dunkirk (2017).
Ireland is only free because these men escaped France in June 1940 and Britain was saved.
Does anyone in Ireland care?

Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches" speech in June 1940 after Dunkirk.
Whatever else he did in a long career, in WW2 Churchill saved Britain and Ireland from extinction.
Ireland needs to recognise this some day.

The strange end of the Battle of Britain, Oct 1940, when the Germans, after crippling losses, basically gave up on the invasion of Britain for the moment. (Though aerial bombing continued into 1941.)
This is the ending scene of the movie Battle of Britain (1969).
Ireland is only free because these men won and saved Britain.
Our democracy would have been snuffed out in a week if they lost.
They saved us too. Most Irish nationalists cannot deal with that. Even today.

British troops wading ashore from landing craft, Sword Beach, D-Day, 6 June 1944.
From National Army Museum.
Ireland is only free because these men won the war.


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