Hermann Görtz Nazi Spy arrested in Dublin 1941

#OnThisDay 1941 German spy Hermann Görtz was arrested in Clontarf, Dublin. He parachuted into Ireland 19 months previous & was liaising with the IRA on drawing up ‘Plan Kathleen”, the IRA invasion of Northern Ireland with Nazi support. He managed to get around quite easily and even called into a Garda (Police) Station in full Luftwaffe uniform once he landed asking for directions to Dublin. He spent time in Kerry, Leitrim, Dublin and Wicklow. He was eventually captured with a German/Irish man and imprisoned until 1946.

Upon his release and hearing that he was to be deported back to Germany after WW2, Görtz took his own life with a cyanide pill. He is buried in Wicklow.

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