Culprit who led burning of Cork finally identified

THE son of a German man who fought against his father’s own country during WWI and who later joined the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC), has been identified as the man who organised the burning of Cork 90 years ago today.

Charles Schulze, who had served as a captain in the Dorsetshire Regiment during WWI, led Auxiliaries on a rampage of burning as a reprisal for an IRA ambush which left a colleague dead and 15 injured....

Historian Jim Herlihy has discovered letters written by Schulze to his mother and girlfriend.

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