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Have fresh claims of abuse coloured our views of Mountbatten's murder?

New book casts doubt over British war hero killed by IRA attack

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Lord Louis Mountbatten. Photo: PA

Lord Louis Mountbatten. Photo: PA

Lord Louis Mountbatten. Photo: PA

'I seen the dust and debris go up - when the dust went away, there was nothing there, just white foam, no boat."

This was the eye-witness account from a farmer in his field of the IRA bomb which had ripped through the boat skippered by Lord Louis Mountbatten 40 years ago off Mullaghmore in Co Sligo.

The horrific atrocity caused the deaths of local boy Paul Maxwell (15) and Mountbatten's grandson Nicholas Knatchbull (14), Nicholas's maternal grandmother Lady Doreen Brabourne (82) as well as Mountbatten himself.


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