1915 – Roger Casement visits Limburg after the full contingent of prisoners had reached the camp.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Casement is now doubtful as to whether the Brigade would be successful, he writes to Count Georg von Wedel from Limburg with his doubts. “I dare say a sham corps of sorts could be formed by tempting the men with promises of money: but an appeal to their “patriotism” is an appeal to something non-existent”… “All thought of enrolling the men, I fear, must be abandoned – they are mercenaries pure and simple, and even if had the means to bribe them, I would not do so,” I will not return to Limburg to be insulted by a handful of recreant Irishmen.”


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