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East End Anarchists Battle

Series

Series Name
Gaumont Graphic

Issue

Issue No.
11
Date Released
6 Jan 1911
Length of issue (in feet)
530
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Gaumont’s Wishes For New Year
  2. 2Swimming In Seine
  3. 3Earl Roberts Unveiling Statue At Westerham
  4. 4Sculling On The Tyne
  5. 5Death Of Aviators Whilst Flying
  6. 6East End Anarchists Battle

Story

Story No. within this Issue
6 / 6
Summary
NfO synopsis: 700 Police and Military endeavouring to capture the police murderers. [Also known as the Sidney Street Siege].
Researcher Comments
The Siege of Sidney Street, popularly known as the "Battle of Stepney", was a notorious gunfight in London’s East End in 1911. It ended with the deaths of two members of a politically-motivated gang of burglars supposedly led by Peter Piatkow, a.k.a. "Peter the Painter", and sparked a major political row over the involvement of the Home Secretary, Winston Churchill.
Keywords
Politics and government; Demonstrations; Police; Crime
Footage sources
London
Written sources
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Gaumont Graphic Issue Sheets [BUFVC]
Library number
205
Length of story (in feet)
100
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