On November 30, 1920, Maurice Donegan, Ralph Keyes, Sean Cotter and Cornelius O’Sullivan were arrested. When they were brought in, the Black and Tans howled for their blood, but Colonel Hudson asserted his authority, took the prisoners into his custody, treated them decently and had them sent on to a Military Internment Camp. There is little doubt but that the Colonel saved their lives. It should be clearly understood that this regiment was very active against us, and continuously raided the countryside. They were our enemies, but fair ones. In my opinion, because of the better type which officered them, the King’s Liverpools were far more dangerous to meet in action than Percival’s murderous Essex, or the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who were also stationed in our area. Let the Cork Examiner of February 11th give the daily Press version of our visit to the town of Skibbereen….