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The Disowned Army

John Waite reports on the Irish war heroes shunned for fighting in World War II. They deserted the Irish Army to fight alongside the British and were blacklisted at home.

John Waite reports on the campaign to recognise 5,000 Irish soldiers who deserted their own country's army to fight Nazism alongside the British in World War 2. When they returned home their names were placed on "The List" and they were denied jobs and treated as outcasts. Many in Ireland now see their treatment as inhumane and unjustified and there is a campaign underway to have the Irish Government officially erase the stain on their names.

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Wed 4 Jan 2012 12:30