'True citizens' and 'Pariah Dogs': demobilisation, deserters and the de Valera government, 1945

Bernard Kelly

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Abstract

This article reviews the de Valera government's policy towards the problems of demobilising the Irish defence forces and dealing with Irish deserters after the Second World War, and it concludes that both were dealt with by de Valera in a pragmatic and politically-motivated way.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)455-470
Number of pages15
JournalThe Irish Sword
VolumeXXVII
Issue number114
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

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