The Hunt for Nazi Spies in World War II


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While Ireland remained neutral in the Second World War several Nazi agents were smuggled into the country. Their aims varied, some sought to establish contact with the IRA while others were spies.

In this episode, I interview historian Marc McMenamin about the attempts of Irish Military Intelligence's to catch these spies and agents.

Marc also explains the attitude of the IRA towards these individuals & the forgotten Irish code breakers in the war.

Its a fascinating story.

Marc has published two books on Irish Military Intelligence in the Second World War Codebreaker & Ireland's Secret War both of which are fantastic reads.

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