Military Internees, Prisoners of War and the Irish State during World War Two

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Dr Bernard Kelly Between 1940 and 1945 a total of 269 Axis and 45 Allied service personnel were interned in the Curragh military camp in County Kildare. Their presence caused the de Valera government a series of challenging problems, as it sought to balance its duties as a neutral country with its continual tendency to...