The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

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Year: 1911         Item #: 1711         Views: 5,381         Comments: No Comments.

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

Gunmen, resisting arrest, had barricaded themselves in 100, Sidney Street, and opened fire at the police. A detachment of Scots Guards and several hundred armed police were called out to capture them. Mr. Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary, seen in the photograph directed operations.

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