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Spying on IrelandBritish Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War$
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Eunan O'Halpin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253296.001.0001

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Invasion Fears: May 1940–June 1941

Invasion Fears: May 1940–June 1941

(p.88) 3 Invasion Fears: May 1940–June 1941
Spying on Ireland

Eunan O'Halpin (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter begins with a discussion of British policy towards Ireland in the period between the invasion of France in May 1940 and the German attack on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. It then discusses the immediate threat of German invasion in May-June 1940, the development of Anglo-Irish security liaison and German espionage, covert counterespionage and intelligence-gathering in Ireland, the fading of the IRA threat, the fighting services and intelligence on Ireland, SOE and Ireland, British propaganda, and intelligence activities of foreign diplomats in Ireland.

Keywords:   Britain, Ireland, intelligence, espionage, counterespionage, German invasion, SOE, Second World War

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