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Old 13-11-2011, 12:03 AM  
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Lightbulb Shadow V

Originally Posted by marpat View Post
So why would the royal family allow one of their own to be blown up by an IRA bomb?

Why do people act as if youtube is some great oracle of truth?
Destroyed: The family aboard Shadow V, the boat blown up by the IRA...

Despite security advice and warnings from the Garda Síochána, on 27 August 1979, Mountbatten went lobster-potting and tuna fishing in a thirty-foot (10 m) wooden boat, the Shadow V, which had been moored in the harbour at Mullaghmore. IRA member Thomas McMahon had slipped onto the unguarded boat that night and attached a radio-controlled fifty-pound (23 kg) bomb. When Mountbatten was aboard en route to Donegal Bay, just a few hundred yards from the shore, the bomb was detonated. Who activated the radio-controlled bomb is not known: McMahon had been arrested earlier at a Garda checkpoint between Longford and Granard...

Assassination of Lord Mountbatten ...Mountbatten drowned while he was unconscious.

On hearing of Mountbatten's death, the then Master of the Queen's Music, Malcolm Williamson, was moved to write the Lament in Memory of Lord Mountbatten of Burma for violin and string orchestra. The 11-minute work was given its first performance on 5 May 1980 by the Scottish Baroque Ensemble, conducted by Leonard Friedman.

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