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Food in Ireland during the Second World War

The book explores how the Irish government coped with the crisis and how ordinary Irish people reacted to emergency state control of the domestic marketplace.

Ireland during the Second World War by Bryce Evans

This post features a recording of Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University) talking about food in Ireland during the Second World War. This podcast is based on Bryce’s forthcoming book Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato’s Cave (Manchester University Press).

Bryce is a graduate of University College Dublin and Lecturer in History at Liverpool Hope University.

The paper was delivered at the conference of Anglo-American historians, at the IHS, London, on 13 July as part of a panel looking at Irish food history. Listen below or download the podcast on iTunes or by RSS feed.

Image: Detail from front cover of “Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato’s Cave” (Manchester University Press).