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Ireland's Debt to Its World War II Soldiers

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"I feel very betrayed about how we were treated, it was wrong," says John Stout, an Irish World War II veteran.

During World War II, thousands of Irish soldiers joined the British army to fight on the beaches of Normandy, in the Battle of the Bulge and in the jungles of Burma.

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But when they came home to Ireland, they were treated as deserters and put on a blacklist.

Now, there is growing pressure on the Irish government to pardon those men.

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John Waite, who has made a radio documentary on these soldiers.

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