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Ireland’s Wars: The Phoney War And The Fall Of France

Having looked at the initial Irish reaction to the Second World War and the early activities of the IRA for the same, it is now time to take a closer look at the war itself. Ireland was not a belligerent … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Christmas Raid

The IRA’s initial efforts to launch a new offensive against Great Britain, and to play a part in the wider geopolitical confrontation in Europe, had proved a failure. Undone by one spectacular case of bombing the wrong target and by … Continue reading

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Review: Anthropoid

Anthropoid Trailer It feels like a very long time since I’ve actually watched Cillian Murphy in anything. I think it might actually have been his all too brief cameo in The Dark Knight Returns several years ago, and that’s something … Continue reading

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Review: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game Trailer A proper biopic of Alan Turing, with all of the deserved Hollywood bells and whistles, has been due for a long time now, with the famous codebreaker and computer scientist previously having to settle for TV … Continue reading

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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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