HE was an old man messing about in a boat with his grandchildren.
But he was also Lord Mountbatten, uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh. To some republicans that made him the embodiment of the British occupation of Northern Ireland. So they blew up the boat.
They killed him, murdered one of his grandsons too and injured other members of his family. The quiet waters round Mullaghmore, County Sligo, turned red.
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