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Ireland's British soldiers 'were treated like pariahs'

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During World War II about 5,000 soldiers deserted from the Irish armed forces to enlist with the British Army but because Ireland was officially neutral in the war when the deserters returned the Irish government placed them on a blacklist which barred them from most jobs.

John Waite reports on growing calls in Ireland to resolve what many regard as a historic injustice.


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