by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield Click on the links below to find out more
archival inkjet print, January 1974
17 in. x 16 in. (433 mm x 407 mm)
Given by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, 2003 in conjunction with the exhibition 'Lichfield: the early years 1962-1982'
28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and science
John Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
A one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat
sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.