Face Off - De Valera v Churchill

Hidden History - 1 x 60' - RTÉ ONE (2007)


On the 8th December, 1941, Winston Churchill sent Eamon de Valera a telegram that contained an astonishing offer: give up your neutrality and you can have a united Ireland. The offer, adds Churchill, is available “now or never.” Taking this intense and momentous exchange as its starting point, this landmark documentary sets- out to explore this key episode in modern Irish history, and through it examine the fraught relationship between de Valera and Churchill, from the War of Independence to their high-profile speeches at the end of World War Two.