Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, CBE (28 February 1898 – 30 October 1963) was an Irish Roman Catholic priest and senior official of the Roman Curia, and significant figure in Catholic resistance to Nazism. During World War II, he was responsible for saving 6,500 Allied soldiers and...read more
This post features a recording of Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University) talking about food in Ireland during the Second World War. This podcast is based on Bryce’s forthcoming book Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato’s Cave (Manchester University Press).
... Mary Morris, who was a volunteer Irish nurse during the second World War, understood something of the paradoxical joys and miseries attendant on Hitler’s defeat. “The awful thing is that the after-effects of war go on for years after the war is ended,” she wrote in her diary, in December...read more