Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Terrorism, a hundred years ago

No 29 in an occasional series of extracts from The Postcard CenturyJanuary 1911 The caption reads 'THE BATTLE OF STEPNEY: Mr Winston Churchill surrounded by Detectives and Armed Police'.
Anarchist was the sort of trigger word that terrorist is today. Churchill as Home Secretary puts on his top hat and rushes to Sidney Street where the police and Scots Guards are laying siege to the anarchist hideout. A fortnight later Bert in W.Hartlepool writes to Lil Briggs in Perry Hill: PPC and letter to hand thanks for same. Havn't got any W. Soon be with you just about frozen Love XX

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