LOUIS LORD MOUNTBATTEN: Infamous Assassinations TV - The Day Mountbatten Died TV -
64,039. August 27th 1979 Mullaghmore Eire: a small fishing boat chugs out of harbour. A few minutes later as it stops to pick up lobster pots a massive explosion shatters the boat. Infamous Assassinations: Lord Mountbatten
64,040. Who would want to assassinate a seventy-nine year old? ibid.
64,041. The British army is soon seen as siding with the Unionists. ibid.
130,308. 40 years ago Lord Mountbatten, the great uncle of Prince Charles, was blown up at sea by the IRA at Mullaghmore, off Northern Island. 3 others were killed on the boat including 2 teenage boys. (Assassination & IRA) The Day Mountbatten Died, BBC 2019
130,309. As viceroy he was the last colonial ruler of India; he was also Admiral of the Fleet, second cousin of the Queen, and mentor to the Prince of Wales. (Assassination & IRA) ibid.
130,310. Each summer the Mountbattens would take up residence at Classiebawn Castle. (Assassination & IRA) ibid.
130,311. County Sligo had deep roots in the Republican movement. (Assassination & IRA) ibid.
130,312. By 1979 the British army had been in Northern Ireland for ten years. Around 30,000 troops were lined up against an estimated 500 IRA volunteers. Yet 324 soldiers had already been killed. (Assassination & IRA) ibid.
130,313, The IRA planted a remote-controlled fifty-pound bomb on Lord Mountbatten’s boat Shadow V, sitting ungaurded in the harbour. (Assassination & IRA) ibid.
130,314. His [Mike Jackson] fellow Paras had been ambushed at Warrenpoint … ‘18 soldiers had lost their lives.’ ibid.