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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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This review is from: Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II (Paperback)
Loved this especially when I got to the part about my father
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 July 2014
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This review is from: Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II (Paperback)
another good factual history of the part played by the irish in ww2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Neil opens our eyes to the heavy involvement of the Irish in WWII., 10 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II (Paperback)
From Irish Book Award winner Neil Richardson, who writes about Irish men and women, who fought in WWII, this book brings the reader from the Battle for France to the Battle of Britain, from North Africa to the War against Japan. On the way Neil opens our eyes to the heavy involvement of the Irish in WWII. Not only does he bring us along their path through the war but his in-depth research also tells us about how they came to serve in the armed forces.

Each chapter gives an account of the battles and areas the soldiers fought in, and how they fared. Individual stories are very detailed, and sometimes graphic, like that of William 'John Pat' McCready who avoided being murdered in cold blood by a German officer on a beach in Dunkirk by 'playing possum'.

Many of the stories contain pictures, which are a great help in visualising the individual soldier's story. Neil also brings the reader into the `dark times' with his accounts of Irish Jews involved in the fight against the Nazis who had inflicted almost incomprehensible horrors on their fellow Jews. These include the story of Belfast-born Chaim Herzog (later president of Israel) who identified Heinrich Himmler, the architect of 'the Final Solution', as he tried to escape detection by passing himself off as a regular soldier.

This great, easy-readable book should make the reader proud to be Irish after finding out about the exploits of so many ordinary Irish men and women who fought in WWII.

As reviewed in the March 2013 issue of An Cosantóir (The Defender) The Irish Defence Forces Magazine by Sgt Karl Byrne - dfmagazine.ie - military.ie
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Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II by Neil Richardson (Paperback - 29 Oct 2012)
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