Friday, 11 March 2011

The Istanbul suitcase bomb - On this day in Scottish Military History - 1941

Even amidst the horrors of the Second World War an act of senseless violence in Turkey seventy years ago today so shocked people that 'Time' Magazine in the U.S.A. devoted a lengthy article on it.

It is an act commemorated on our Scottish blog because a young woman from Canonbie in Dumfries-shire was involved, and she is listed on Canonbie's War Memorial because of it.

We have actually mentioned Eleanor Armstrong on the blog before back on 29th January 2009 so it's not worth going over the details again today when you can go to the old post here.

It's such an unusual story though that I think it's worth mentioning her tragic death again on this anniversary.

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