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All Hell Let Loose (Max Hastings)

I wrote a wide ranging piece on Max Hastings latest historical narrative earlier this year, discussing the segments aimed towards Ireland’s neutrality in the Second World War. As promised, I’ve finally gotten round to reviewing it properly. All Hell Let … Continue reading

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“Suicidal Obstinacy”: Max Hastings And Irish Neutrality In The Second World War

The title comes from American writer Joe Dees, who so described the policy of Irish neutrality in the Second World War. I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while, but it was the book this quotation was … Continue reading

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