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Neither Friend nor Foe? Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 May 2006

Department of History, Tyrconnell, University College Cork, Ireland;


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Donal Ó Drisceoil teaches in the Department of History, University College Cork, and is joint editor of Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History. Recent publications include Peadar O'Donnell (2001), (co-author) Serving a City: The Story of Cork's English Market (2005); (co-editor) Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830–1945 (2005).