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Hitler secretly planned to invade Ireland

By T.K. Randall
September 27, 2012 · Comment icon 11 comments

Image Credit: Australian War Memorial
A dossier containing secret Nazi plans for an invasion of Ireland is to go under the hammer today.
Even though Ireland took a neutral position during World War II and allowed German U-boats in its waters it appeared that Hitler still considered the country a potential invasion target. The dossier contains photographs, maps and notes detailing strategic cities and locations in Ireland that would have made good targets for capture. The plans were ultimately abandoned however once it became clear that the German Luftwaffe had failed to defeat the British RAF.

Entitled 'Militargeographische Angaben uber Irland' the dossier is expected to fetch over $1000 at the auction to be held at Ludlow Race Course in Shropshire.
While Ireland remained neutral during the war, it was seen as a potentially important strategic location for the German military whose U boats were allowed into Irish waters.


Source: Independent | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by Mr Right Wing 12 years ago
Makes sense to me that he would consider it a target for invasion. Its close proximity to England, Scotland and Wales would've made it ideal. A back door into one of the Allies countries. I think he had a plan to take over everyone lol.
Comment icon #3 Posted by sergeantflynn 12 years ago
He may be dead but his theories live on . Another mad man will surface .
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hippycrite 12 years ago
He may be dead but his theories live on . Another mad man will surface . Better keep an eye on the highest bidder!
Comment icon #5 Posted by MJNYC 12 years ago
LOL, Hip!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Darkwind 12 years ago
No way he would have taken Ireland the fool. They would have came ashore to be beaten to death by Irish women like Beckys Mom.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taun 12 years ago
Is it any wonder that the German's (famous for their love of beer) wanted to get to Ireland?...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hasina 12 years ago
Hitler probably had plans to invade everywhere.
Comment icon #9 Posted by PersonFromPorlock 12 years ago
I think he had a plan to take over everyone lol. Actually, not. He wanted the Ukraine for food production and the Caucasus for oil and some overseas colonies for raw materials, but his ambitions were - somewhat - limited. That might not have lasted, of course.
Comment icon #10 Posted by the L 12 years ago
Actually, not. He wanted the Ukraine for food production and the Caucasus for oil and some overseas colonies for raw materials, but his ambitions were - somewhat - limited. That might not have lasted, of course. I wonder what he saw as his final goal.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Topperharvey 12 years ago
Ah! Hitler heard about the Guinness? love the Irish!


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