Winston Churchill directs the Sidney Street siege, 1911

Winston Churchill directs the Sidney Street siege, 1911
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

The Siege of Sidney Street, popularly known as the Battle of Stepney, was a notorious gunfight in London's East End on the 2nd of January 1911. Preceded by the Houndsditch Murders, it ended with the deaths of two members of a supposedly 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 then Home Secretary, Winston Churchill. (Churchill is wearing a top hat in this photograph)

© Science & Society

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas

image details