Why didn't Ireland Fight in World War 2? (Short Animated Documentary)



Countries like Switzerland and Sweden are famous for staying out of World War 2 but Ireland, a country which managed to avoid much of the wars damage. But how did Ireland do this given its position and the pressures placed on it? How did Ireland stay neutral in World War 2? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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31 comments

  1. Maybe they did not enter the war but many Irishmen from both the North and South fought for and gave their lives for the UK in WW1 and WW2

  2. Given how the British treated the Irish over the past 800 years, they should thank their lucky stars the Irish DIDN'T join the war. They might not have been too pleased with the side the Irish could have come down on.

  3. dev probably didn't trust Churchill considering he was part of the treaty negotiations that started the irish civil war, to the point were Churchill was kinda semi responsible depending on your view as he pushed for things in the treaty that resulted in the civil war, and develera was on the anti treaty side , all in all ireland wasn't gonna help a Churchill government more than what was necessary to avoid English invasion (again)

  4. To paraphrase dylan moran, our attitude towards the war was: " what ? There's a war? Sorry I'm not dressed, what oh my there's a war oh what really oh wait what oh my wait it's over okay whatd ye's want?"

  5. My grandfather told me from an early age, "You can't trust the Irish, any country that can see what Hitler was doing, and was okay with it, isn't a good place.", and the thing is, he was a born and raised Irishman.

  6. Jesus of Nazareth, who was God in the flesh of a man, died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. John, 6:47 "verily, verily I say unto you, he that believes in me has everlasting life."-Jesus. If you simply believe this applies to you, trust Jesus to save you, then you have everlasting life in heaven. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."- Acts 16:31.

  7. You pay a price for being so cowardly & self-serving as to actually abandon the entirety of western civilization to being subjected to the horrors of the monstrous nazi war machine… LoL. I mean, y'all didn't have to like the English, man; you just had to try and be wise enough to chose and stand with the allies in the defense of western civilization, & the moral principles of it's liberal democracies.

  8. I can understand Ireland a little bit, but unfortunately Ireland forgot what a monster Nazi Germany was and that they were far worse than they can imagine.

  9. The British- Hey Ireland, there's a genocidal maniac trying to exterminate and entire people. Can you help us crush them.
    Ireland- Are you asking us to crush you? <Confusion in 1847>

  10. Respect to Ireland from France, stay strong and straight in your boots, don't bother about the brits opinions, especially when that Britt is Churchill.

  11. There were two plans made by both Britain and nazi Germany. The plans were focused on Ireland if it was invaded by Germany

    The German plan is called operation green and the British plan is called plan W

  12. We stayed neutral,because 10's of thousands of Irishmen,died in WW1 under the promise of Home Rule,which Britain reneged upon.
    So why the fuck would we fight in WW2,for people who were denying our freedom?

  13. …and then the Irish eventually became English anyway, with no discernable character, social, economic, or significant political independence.

  14. i like the part were you missed out the i.r.a. collusion with the nazis, they promised the germans they would be able to overthrow the irish goverment and invade notthern ireland, hitlers envoy laughed at them when he arrived

  15. Can we just take the time to appreciate the fact that History Matters put a Swiss flag on Ireland cause they were neutral? 🤣

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