Ireland’s Secret Plan to Invade Northern Ireland In 1969
Today the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom share a border in the north of the island of Ireland in the aptly named country of Northern Ireland. It was the location of the ethno-religious conflict referred to as the “Troubles” or Northern Ireland Conflict which lasted from 1969 to 1998, pitting largely Catholic Republicans seeking union with the Republic of Ireland against largely Protestant Unionists/Loyalists wishing to maintain Northern Ireland’s status as part of the United Kingdom. While eventually the Republic of Ireland would play a largely passive role, at its outset in 1969, the government of Taoiseach Jack Lynch seriously considered a military intervention to end the violence in neighbouring (London)/Derry. The Irish Army prepared ‘Operation Armageddon’, a war game exercise to determine a possible strategy for the invasion of Northern Ireland.
Credit to : History With Hilbert