Through the Second World War the Coast Watching Service maintained a round the clock lookout along the Irish coastline, reporting all incidents to Military Intelligence. Using Irish sources and newly available British and american material, Michael Kennedy describes exactly what the Service did, and the impact of its work at national and international levels in Dublin, London, Berlin and Washington.
Guarding Neutral Ireland reveals the secret relationship between Irish diplomats and military intelligence and British Admiralty intelligence, showing how Coast Watching Service Reports were passed on to the RAF and the Royal Navy in the hunt for the German U-boats and aircraft during the Battle of the Atlantic. TRhe book also reveals how the United States military used the Coast Watching Service to ensure the safe passage of USAAF aircraft on transatlantic flights.
Devoting a chapter to the North Strand bombing of May 1941, the author provides the most detailed account available of the bombing of Dublin by the Luftwaffe.
Guarding Neutral Ireland - Coast Watching Service and Military Intelligence 1939-1945
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