The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 6 December 2020

The History Show

The History Show

On this week's programme: Electioneering and propaganda during the Irish revolutionary era; The British Intelligence War against the IRA during the Troubles; and the story of 'Hitler's Irishmen' - the two Irish men who joined the Waffen SS.

Electioneering and Propaganda

Electioneering and Propaganda

A century ago, Ireland was going through an accelerated political evolution. One of the best ways to analyse the changes during these revolutionary years, is by looking at what was going on, not just at the polling station, but in the thick of hard-fought election campaigns. 

A new book called Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917-21: Votes, Violence and Victory from Four Courts Press analyses the political rivalry between all the major parties during Ireland's revolutionary years. 

Myles is joined by the author, Elaine Callinan. 

The Intelligence War Against the IRA

The Intelligence War Against the IRA

It's been 22 years since the Good Friday Agreement formally brought an end to The Troubles. Thomas Leahy has studied that three decade conflict, through the prism of British Intelligence activities against the IRA. 

Myles is joined by Dr Leahy, Senior Lecturer in British and Irish Politics at Cardiff University and the author of the book The Intelligence War Against the IRA, which evaluates what role British intelligence played in finally producing peace. The book is published by Cambridge.

Hitler's Irishmen

Hitler's Irishmen

In this report, Marc McMenamin talks to Terence O'Reilly about the story of two men from Ireland who joined the Waffen SS during World War 2. 

Terence O'Reilly's 2008 book is called Hitler's Irishmen

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

A Pegasus production for RTÉ. 

Music Played on the Show

Rather Lovely Thing

Rather Lovely Thing

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

3:13

Twitter

Facebook

Contact the Show

Presenter: Myles Dungan

Producer: Lorcan Clancy

Ways to Listen

Radio
Mobile
Internet
Radio Player
Podcasts
TV