Letter: Prisoners in Ireland

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The Independent Online
Sir: What is not generally known about the Irish record in the Second World War, but set out by Robert Fisk in his book In Time of War, is the unofficial repatriation of Allied air crews who had crash landed in Southern Ireland: "In all, 163 British, American and German aircraft crashed with 830 crew aboard; of these 223 died; all the Allied crews, alive or deceased, were brought across the border to Northern Ireland; the 260 German aircrew remained prisoners."

Not as neutral as your several correspondents suggest.

JAMES D HUESTON

Teddington, Gloucestershire

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