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#Deserters

# deserters - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans
# World War II
# World War II

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

May 7th 2013, 7:38 PM 6,498 Views 163 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

# deserters - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil
# World War II
# World War II

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Mar 6th 2013, 9:02 PM 6,969 Views 94 Comments

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

# deserters - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II
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# Opinion

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

Jun 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,414 Views 35 Comments

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# deserters - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII
# World War II
# World War II

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII

Jan 25th 2012, 9:28 AM 1,548 Views 21 Comments

Thousands of Irish soldiers fled the Defence Forces to fight for the Allies in World War II. They were persecuted upon their return to Ireland.