EIRE: Against Everybody?

The only part of the British Commonwealth of Nations not at war with Germany, Eamon de Valera's Republic of Eire has steered placidly and prosperously outside the blockade of all belligerents. His neutrality policy worked so well over the war's first nine months that Prime Minister "Dev" had lately been thinking of holding a general election to cash in on its success. Last month's rape of three little neutrals not so far away upset all that. Appalled Irishmen promptly forgot political enmities energetically cultivated since the civil war. Even William Cosgrave, who...