Prakash Michandani reported on the event in 1979
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BBC Archive: The day Lord Mountbatten died

On August 27, 1979 the Queen's cousin Lord Mountbatten and his family were aboard his boat, the Shadow V.

Just 16 minutes after setting off from the fishing village of Mullaghmore in County Sligo, an IRA bomb detonated.

Four people died, including Lord Mountbatten.

The BBC's Prakash Mirchandani reported on the event at the time.

  • 20 May 2015
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