Lord Mountbatten

On 5 September 1979, world leaders and European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of Lord Mountbatten. He'd been killed in a bomb attack by Irish republicans. His grandson tells the story.

On 5 September 1979, world leaders and European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of Lord Mountbatten. He'd been killed in a bomb attack by Irish republicans. Timothy Knatchbull, Mountbatten's grandson tells Witness about the day he lost, not just his grandfather, but his identical twin brother.

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