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IRELAND'S NAZIS (2007)

RAF veteran Cathal O’Shannon uncovers the truth about the war criminals and collaborators who found refuge in Ireland in the years after World War 2. The series won the Globe Gold Award (Documentary section) at the Intermedia World Media Festival in Hamburg.

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RAF veteran Cathal O’Shannon uncovers the truth about the war criminals and collaborators who found refuge in Ireland in the years after World War 2. The series won the Globe Gold Award (Documentary section) at the Intermedia World Media Festival in Hamburg.

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The official release date for Ireland's Nazis is January 2007

In the aftermath of World War 2, the unsuspecting Irish public gave safe haven to some of the Nazi regime's most notorious collaborators and war criminals. Protected by church and state, many made their homes in Ireland, or used it as a staging point for escape to America. Veteran broadcaster Cathal O'Shannon has a personal interest in this story: during World War 2, he joined the RAF to fight the Axis powers. But after the war had ended, Cathal found that the Irish state seemed to give a greater welcome to former Nazis and their collaborators than they did to returning war veterans. In this 2 part series, he sets out on a journey across three continents to uncover the true story of Ireland's Nazis.


PRESS SNIPPETS


  • Saturday 20th Jan 2007

    "This excavation, employing poignant archive and contributions from historians and survivors across three continents, also looked at the lives established by ‘Ireland’s Nazis’ while sorjourning in our nascent State"

  • Sunday 7th Jan 2007

    "Directed by Keith Farrell, Ireland’s Nazis looked, sounded and moved more like a pacy espionage thriller."


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