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What was Hitler's view on Ireland?

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2008-07-24 23:54:18

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.

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