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Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War$
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Robert Cole

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622771

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622771.001.0001

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‘Now We Have Won The War!’: January–December 1942

‘Now We Have Won The War!’: January–December 1942

(p.125) 7 ‘Now We Have Won The War!’: January–December 1942
Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Robert Cole

Edinburgh University Press

In 1942, Eire neutrality appeared to be more ‘benevolent’ towards the Allies, probably the result of recognising the practical realities of the now overwhelming Allied presence. It seemed as staunchly defended as ever in this year. Some in Britain doubted that Eire neutrality could survive in light of America's entry into the war. Eire censorship made it impossible ‘to utter a word of protest in the Irish newspapers, on the radio, on the platform, on the films, or in the churches’. The British press was sympathetic – within limits – regarding hardships inflicted on Eire by the war. Though it was slight, Eire censorship eased in 1942, something that was unthinkable a year earlier. However, in 1942, the Allies were making progress against the Axis, save in the Pacific, and the American Expeditionary Force was well established in Northern Ireland.

Keywords:   Eire neutrality, Allies, Britain, war, Eire censorship, British press, Northern Ireland

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