What was Hitler's view on Ireland?
Hitler's view on Ireland. Firstly he respected its neutrality
although that was no help to Norway. Secondly he planned an
invasion with the help of Irish Republicans, who wanted the entire
island under Irish control, including Northern Ireland. This was
Operation Green. He used spies to try to rally troops to aid
Germany. But these nationalists turned over the spies who were
later shot. Any British airman who was downed in the Irish Sea, or
Ireland and ended up in Irish hands was then handed back to the
British to continue the fight. Any Germanic pilots was handed back
to the British who kept them as POW's But the Luftwaffe
intentionally bombed Dublin one day in 1941. This was in response
to the Irish Fire Brigade sending tenders across the border to
Derry and Belfast during bombing raids. This killed 12 people. From
then on support for Germany became harder.