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Northern Ireland in the Second World War
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Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, economic mobilisation and society, 1939–45

Philip Ollerenshaw


This book surveys the political, economic and social history of Northern Ireland in the Second World War. Since its creation in 1920, Northern Ireland has been a deeply divided society and the book explores these divisions, including loyalist and republican commemoration, IRA activity, policing, internment, preparations for war and the absence of consensus on the war itself. It examines rearmament in the 1930s, the relatively slow pace of wartime mobilisation, the impact of the blitz in 1941, as well as labour and industrial relations. Northern Ireland was the only part of the UK with a devolv ... More

Keywords: Second World War, Economic mobilisation, Irish Republican Army, Devolved government, Ulster unionism, Military conscription, Social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090509
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Ollerenshaw, author