World War: BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Helplessness in Ireland

Last week, by playing at war in Ulster, the British indicated that they expect Ireland to be invaded. By the way the games went, they indicated also that there is not much to be done about it.

The maneuvers foresaw a successful enemy landing in neutral Eire. The invading "Hessians" then supposedly attacked Ulster, aiming for an imaginary secret munitions plant in Belfast. Besides testing both invaders and defenders on tactics, the games were intended to exercise the armies' logistical services: kitchens, ammunition details, supply corps, ambulance units. Actual battle conditions were feigned in every detail, right down to...

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