Irish Neutrality during World War II (Emergency)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 12/12/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_014_B
Location(s): Casement Aerodrome
Tony Kearns, a civilian historian to the Irish Air Corps has spent over fifty years researching and writing about the organisation. In this clip which comes from the third in a series of interviews undertaken by Michael J. Whelan, Tony outlines the position of Irish neutrality including the reaction to a potential German invasion. Tony does state that Ireland was 'in no position to fight an invasion' and both Tony and the interviewer discuss the dynamics and challenges of remaining neutral during World War II (the Emergency).