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    D Day Commemoration

    D Day Commemoration

    Despite our neutrality, Ireland and Irish men were to play a significant part in the landings. RTE’s Donal Byrne made a documentary of about the Irishmen who played their part in the Normandy landings, one of whom was Pat Gillen whom he interviewed in Witnesses to War and he joined Sean this morning. Sean was also joined by historian Michael Kennedy of the Royal Irish Academy to tell us more about the Irish angle to D Day. In 2004 Derek Davis went to Normandy to record a documentary about the D Day landings. Listen here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/dday60.html 

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0606/621955-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-6-june-2014/?clipid=1594207
    70th Anniversary of American Note

    70th Anniversary of American Note

    Now - tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of reports of a sensational attempt by the Allies to force Ireland to expel all diplomats from Japan, Germany and Italy.  According to historian T.Ryle Dwyer, this led to ‘the greatest distortion of Irish foreign policy since the foundation of the state.’ The lead up to the letter and its aftermath is a complex tale of intrigue, deception and double-dealing which includes at least one larger than life character and many others who preferred to remain in the shadows. Historians T.Ryle Dwyer and Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy) discussed the fallout on the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0309/507971-the-history-show-sunday-9-march-2014/?clipid=1431197
    The History Show Sunday 26 January 2014

    The History Show Sunday 26 January 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0126/499244-the-history-show-sunday-26-january-2014/
    Nazi war criminal, Andrija Artukovic - files uncovered by Michael Kennedy

    Nazi war criminal, Andrija Artukovic - files uncovered by Michael Kennedy

    In January 2007, Cathal O’Shannon’s documentary, Hidden History: Ireland's Nazis, was broadcast by RTÉ as a two-part series.  It explored how a number of former Nazis and Nazi collaborators from Occupied Europe went to live in Ireland after the Second World War.  Most significant of these was Andrija Artukovic, the former interior minister of the Ustace-run Nazi puppet state in Croatia during World War II.   He landed here in 1947. There remains huge speculation as to how Andrija Artukovic made it to Ireland from Switzerland and how he stayed here unnoticed for a year and how he then made it ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0126/499244-the-history-show-sunday-26-january-2014/?clipid=1400722
    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Shortly after noon on the 22nd of November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas , Texas.   It was five months after his hugely successful vist to Ireland.   Below see letters of thanks he sent to Taoiseach Sean Lemass following his visit.  Assassination Television and radio stations suspended their regular programs to carry uninterrupted coverage of the President's assassination.  Lorcan Clancy trawled through the archives to find out how the news spread, and how the world reacted to the death of a President and compiled a report which was played ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/?clipid=1353579
    The History Show Sunday 17 November 2013

    The History Show Sunday 17 November 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/
    The History Show Sunday 13 January 2013

    The History Show Sunday 13 January 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0113/362503-the-history-show-sunday-13-january-2013/
    Ireland after World War II

    Ireland after World War II

    "By God’s providence and with the unremitting zeal and loyalty of all concerned, we were able to come through the trial successfully’ Taoiseach, Eamon De Valera speaking there in September 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War. Ireland was in a very depressed state. We were struggling with high inflation, falling living standards and rationing - despite the country’s wartime neutrality. So what was life like for people here after World War II? How reluctant were we to take in refugees? And how did we treat the Irish who returned after fighting for the Allied forces. Historian, Michael ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0113/362503-the-history-show-sunday-13-january-2013/?clipid=973346

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