Flag of Ireland Illustration
Also known as the "Tricolour," the national flag of the Republic of Ireland has three equal stripes illustrate the Irish political landscape as accurately today as in 1848, the year the flag was first unfurled.
orange — standing for Irish Protestants
green — signifying Irish Catholics and the republican cause
white — representing the hope for peace between them
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11th May 1928: The 150 ton LNER Pacific class locomotive 'Flying Scotsman', pulling the train of the same name, leaving King's Cross Station in London on its first non-stop run to Edinburgh. Passengers travelled the 393 miles in style enjoying new luxury features including a cocktail bar and a hairdressing salon. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/London Express/Getty Images)
Policemen guarding house in Sidney Street, East London
Policemen guarding the devastated house in Sidney Street, East London, after the Sidney Street Siege (popularly known as the Battle of Stepney) in East London. The siege took place when it was discovered that a gang of Latvian anarchists responsible for the deaths of three policemen during an attempted robbery were living at 100 Sidney Street. The street was cordoned off and the two sides fired at each other for some time. The siege ended with a fire inside the house, and the deaths of two of the gang. The involvement of the Guards was authorised by the Home Secretary, Winston Churchill, and caused some controversy. The leader of the gang, Peter the Painter, also known as Peter Piaktow (or Piatkov, Pjatkov, Piaktoff), was never found, and there is confusion over his true identity.
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