Evacuation of Spike Island: This is British Army Lance-Corporal Lewis James Thomas and his family leaving Cobh. The family presumably returned to England. Sunday, 10 July 1938, NLI Ref.: IND_H_3281
Hidden History RTE series 2005 documentary by Conal Creedon
On the night of December 11th 1920, Cork city was to experience an unimaginable night of terror and destruction at the hands of the British forces of law and order. Large tracts of the city were destroyed by fire including the residential area of Dillon’s Cross and the commercial heart of the city centre. South of the river, incendiaries also leveled the administrative centre at the City Hall and the Carnegie Library.