Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher narrowly survived the attack on Brighton’s Grand Hotel. This attack was done by the Irish Republic Army.
New Delhi: Britain first woman prime minister of Margaret Thatcher held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton Bomb She narrowly survived the attack. The Irish Republican Army had carried out this attack. Now a new book is coming out in which this attack has been recreated in a forensic manner. Patrig Magee was the one who carried out this attack in the year 1984. Patrick, 32, was linked to dozens of bombings in England and Ireland.
Patrick Magee introduced himself as Walsh at the reception. After this the receptionist gave him a room on the sixth floor. He could have changed it but room number 629 was perfect for his purpose. Because it was directly five floors above the Napoleon Suite of the hotel. This was the same place where Britain’s PM Margaret Thatcher had to stay at the Conservative Party conference. The IRA had earlier sent a construction engineer to study the hotel. The IRA knows very well that if the bomb is placed in the right place, it will prove to be very destructive.
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The Irish Republic Army was confident that Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet would be wiped out. The hotel will become his tomb. Although Patrig Magee, who was also known as Chancer. He had no intention of dying in this attack. He had a plan to leave from there long back.
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The explosives were cleverly made at the Hotel Grand. Four of his companions helped him in this work. Maggie slowly started doing her work. In a few days, he molded the jilignite into the required mold and covered it with dozens of layers of plastic to hide its smell. Maggie hid it in a panel in the bathroom because there was little chance of anyone getting there.
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Bomb fixed on 17th September
On 17 September 1984, Maggi had fixed the bomb. Its timer was for 24 days, 6 hours and 36 minutes. The IRA had chosen the day of October 12 at 3 am for the blast. The next day, on 18 September, he checked out and absconded. On October 11, the bar and reception room of the hotel was packed. On October 12, the then British PM Margaret Thatcher’s speech was to be held.
The blast took place on October 12 at 6.29 am
At the time of the final countdown to the bomb, 286 people were staying at the Grand Hotel. There were 220 civilians, 32 visitors, 11 staff members and 23 police officers. Margaret Thatcher approved the final amendments to her speech at 2.45 am on 12 October. Meanwhile, there was a tremendous explosion in the bathroom of room number 629 at 02:54:01 in the morning. The explosion left holes in the walls and corridors. After this many rooms of the hotel started collapsing.
Margaret Thatcher narrowly escaped
Britain’s PM Margaret Thatcher also felt vibrations in her room and she immediately recognized that it was a bomb. Plaster fell from the ceiling. A slab of glass from a broken window fell and shattered into pieces on the green carpet. Margaret Thatcher ran to the bedroom to see if her husband Dennis was okay. When he opened the door, she got lost in the dark. At the same time, Butler heard the sound of the bathroom of Napoleon Suite collapsing. He was relieved to see Thatcher and David. The bomb had missed the target of Iron Lady. She was safe and sound, she didn’t even get scratched. But he had reached very close to them.
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