When the Union Jack was hauled down over the Atlantic naval ports of Cobh, Berehaven and Lough Swilly in 1939, the Irish were jubilant. Churchill brooded on the ‘incomprehensible’ act of surrendering three of the Royal Navy’s finest ports when Europe was about to go to war.
In Northern Ireland, a Unionist Government vainly tried to introduce conscription. Along the west coast British submarines prowled the seas searching for German U-boats sheltering in the bays.
British agents toured the villages of Donegal in search of fifth columnists while their German counterparts tried to make contact with the IRA.
Our book is a first edition and was co published by Brandon Press of Dingle.