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IRA Bomb Kills British Statesman and Naval Commander Louis Mountbatten (1979) Options
Daemon
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IRA Bomb Kills British Statesman and Naval Commander Louis Mountbatten (1979)

A British statesman and former naval commander, Mountbatten often spent his summers in Mullaghmore, Ireland, an area also frequented by members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). In the summer of 1979, IRA member Thomas McMahon planted a bomb in Mountbatten's boat, and it exploded as Mountbatten and some family members left on a fishing trip. Mountbatten was killed along with his grandson and another boy working on the boat. What other IRA incident happened the same day? More...
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Need to see the family tree to understand this one.
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 11:40:15 AM

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The Battenbergs are one of those Germanic princeling families that become related to every European royal family because there is a limited pool to choose from!


The British members changed their name from Battenberg to Mountbatten during the First World War to identify themselves as British rather than their German origins. In the same way as the royal family of changed its name to Windsor. Windsor being the town and the castle before it was ever taken as a name for the 'royal house'.

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