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August 27, 1979

Discussion in '"Today in History", Literature & Media Review' started by Martin Antonenko, Aug 27, 2022.

  1. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Assassination Attempt!


    On August 27, 1979, an IRA bomb attack on his motor yacht "Shadow V" killed...

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    ...Admiral Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (the last British Viceroy of India)...

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    ...and three of his companions, including his 14-year-old grandson, Nicholas Knatchbull...:

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    In addition, several family members who were also on the yacht were injured, some seriously.

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    Here the salvage of the "Shadow V" which was completely destroyed by a bomb...:

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    Thomas McMahon, a member of the IRA, was found guilty of the murders on November 28, 1979...

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    ... sentenced to life imprisonment. McMahon will be granted amnesty in 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement.

    By the way:
    The Mountbattens are originally from Battenberg (Hessen) and had anglicised their all-too-German-sounding surname to "Montbatten" during the First World War. The royal part of the family took the name "Windsor"...

    Here is the grave of Lord Mountbatten...:

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    His killer now lives with his wife and two adult sons in a bungalow in Lisanisk Rose, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan (Ireland)...:

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Disgusting he was freed imo

    Nap
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