Hitler's Irish Voices - The Story of German Radio's Wartime Irish Service, by David O'Donoghue
Book published by Somerville Press in 2014, 256 pages. Paperback (N5115P1)
This incredible story, based on detailed research in Germany, Ireland and Britain, uncovers for the first time one of the most sensitive issues concerning Irish-German relations in the Second World War. From December 1939 to May 1945, German Radio broadcast Nazi propaganda to neutral Ireland. From small beginnings featuring a weekly talk in Irish, the broadcasts from Berlin grew into a nightly bi-lingual service in Irish and English...
The man behind the plan to target Irish listeners - as well as Irish groups in America and Australia - was Dr Adolf Mahr, the Austrian-born director of the National Museum in Dublin. A member of the Nazi Party, he was promoted to the top museum job in 1934. Mahr left Dublin in 1939, never to return. Officially on leave of absence from his job with the Irish Civil Service, he spent the war years in Berlin working on the Irish desk at the German Foreign Office, as well as establishing and directing German Radio's nightly Irish Service, known as the Irland-Redaktion.
This book tells the fascinating story of Mahr and the rest of his motley crew who worked for the Irland-Redaktion.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover