Among his many preoccupations during the Second World War, Winston Churchill was particularly concerned with the course of the war at sea upon which Britain's survival hinged. He later wrote: The shipping losses became most grave during the twelve months from July 1940 to July 1941 when we could claim that the British Battle of the Atlantic was won.' Nowhere was this more true than round the coasts of Ireland.
The political division of the island gave rise to divergent and far reaching consequences, and for one turbulent year Britains fate and the validity of Irish neutrality hung in the balance.
The Storm Passed By: "Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-42"
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