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The Resource Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street, Donald Rumbelow, (electronic resource)

Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street, Donald Rumbelow, (electronic resource)

Label
Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street
Title
Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street
Statement of responsibility
Donald Rumbelow
Title variation
  • Houndsditch murders and the siege of Sidney Street
  • Siege of Sidney Street
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In December 1910, an armed gang of Latvian revolutionaries attempted to rob a jeweller's shop in Houndsditch, in the City of London. In their escape, they killed three policemen and crippled another two. After a manhunt of nearly three weeks, police were tipped off by an informant that two of the gang were hiding in a house in Sidney Street, in London's East End. So began the siege and a gun-battle involving both the police and the army, and more controversially Home Secretary Winston Churchill, which ended with a burning house and two dead gunmen. The final twist was to come with the release of the man who killed three English policemen and lived to become a mass murderer under Lenin and Stalin as head of the all-powerful Soviet Cheka. Donald Rumbelow has drawn upon rare documentary and eyewitness material, including files unavailable to previous historians, to present a lucid and exciting account of these extraordinary events and of the trial that followed. The result is all the more remarkable when one realises that the author rescued all the contemporary police documents and photographs about this case from destruction
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rumbelow, Donald
Dewey number
  • 942.15
  • 942.15
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6665.G72
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Robbery
Target audience
adult
Label
Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street, Donald Rumbelow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTM1NA==
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981354
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750981354
  • (Sirsi) b1476281
Label
Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Street, Donald Rumbelow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTM1NA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981354
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750981354
  • (Sirsi) b1476281

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