Hardback
April 15, 2021
9789633864098
English
430
25 photos, 34 tables
9.20 Inches (US)
6.25 Inches (US)
$105.00 USD, £85.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Ireland's Helping Hand to Europe

Combatting Hunger from Normandy to Tirana, 1945–1950

Post-war Marshall Plan aid to Europe and indeed Ireland is well documented, but practically nothing is known about simultaneous Irish aid to Europe. This book provides a full record of the aid – mainly food but also clothes, blankets, medicines, etc. – that Ireland donated to continental Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Hungary, the Balkans, Italy, and zones of occupied Germany.
Starting with Ireland's neutral wartime record, often wrongly presented as pro-German when Ireland in fact unofficially favoured the western Allies, Jerome aan de Wiel explains why Éamon de Valera's government sent humanitarian aid to the devastated continent. His book analyses the logistics of collection and distribution of supplies sent abroad as far as the Greek islands.
Despite some alleged Cold-War hijacking of Irish relief – and this humanitarianism was not above the politics of that East-West confrontation – it became mostly a story of hope, generosity and European Christian solidarity. Rich archival records from Ireland and the European beneficiary countries, as well as contemporary local and national newspapers across Europe, allow the author to measure and describe not only the official but also the popular response to Irish relief schemes. This work is illustrated with contemporary photographs and some key graphs and tables that show the extent of the aid programme.

About the Author

Jérôme aan de Wiel is lecturer in History and European Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

9789633864098 : irelands-helping-hand-to-europe-aan-de-wiel
Hardback
April 15, 2021
$105.00 USD

Other Titles in HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

Trad Nation

Tes Slominski
May 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$21.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Hibernensis, Book 2

Roy Flechner
Oct 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Hibernensis, Book 1

Roy Flechner
Sep 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in European history

Memory Crash

Georgiy Kasianov
May 2021 - Central European University Press
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Before the Raj

James Mulholland
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$94.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 50

edited by David A. Brewer and Crystal B. Lake
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$45.00 USD - Hardback