West Cork History

Intelligence Organisation in Eire. CAB 66/3/31
be accepted, nor wholly dis-counted. One such report, however (of a U-boat coming into Bantry Bay and taking in provisions on the evening of the 9th November), comes first-hand from a reliable source. There are also reports that certain individuals in
Former reference: WP (39) 131
Date: 1939
Source: Cabinet Office papers


In Northern Ireland there is a belief that the ‘De Valera Government’ actively provided fuel and other supplies to U-Boats during the war. This is generally told alongside the notion that the most bombed city in the United Kingdom was Belfast. Other stories told are the Ulster Division at the Battle of the Somme.

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