Why Irish soldiers who fought against Hitler and the Nazis had to hide their medalsAfter deserting the Irish army to fight with the British, many soldiers faced persecution
By KERRY O’SHEA, IrishCentral Intern
Published Thursday, December 29, 2011, 7:27 AMUpdated Thursday, December 29, 2011, 7:27 AM
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However, Stout also says that at the time, Ireland had only recently broken away from Britain, and resentment was still strong. “They didn’t understand why we did what we did. A lot of Irish people wanted Germany to win the war – they were dead up against the British.”
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There’s a book out that’s titled something like “It’s dangerous to be on the wrong side of the Gooferment”.
You have to feel sorry for these men and their families.
Spurned by their own and forgotten by their “friends”.
Well, whenever you follow you conscience, you have to expect some breakage.
How soon everyone forgets!
That’s why unless the bad men are coming up your street, you shouldn’t be “going to war”.
It’s always the elites’ war; not the people’s!
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