Thursday 8 December 2016

Ireland would have been devastated by the Luftwaffe

Published 24/08/2015 | 02:30

Eamon de Valera
Eamon de Valera

David Quinn wrote that Ireland should have fought alongside Britain in World War II (Irish Independent, August 21).

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If Ireland had joined up with Britain in 1940 in the fight against Nazi Germany, two possible scenarios would have resulted: Dublin city would have been flattened in an attack by Luftwaffe bombers and tens of thousands of people would have been killed or wounded in the space of an hour.

Remember what happened to the cities of Britain at that time? And they had air defences.

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