Hyde Park Bombing

A Documentary

Just after 10.30am on 20th July 1982, the IRA bombed the Queen’s Life Guard. This act of terrorism took place in Hyde Park, London, but it shocked the world. The mounted guard of 15 Household Cavalrymen and their horses was on its way to change the guard near Buckingham Palace when a remote controlled device was initiated, blasting nails and shrapnel into them. Four men and seven horses were killed, and many more injured.

Despite this being global news at the time, 40 years on we discovered that none of the survivors had ever told their stories on screen. We decided to change that. The thirty minute film explores the impact of that day on the soldiers who were there, capturing for the first time culturally important first hand accounts, and preserving them for future generations. The film has been screened at the National Army Museum and is currently on display at the Household Cavalry Museum.


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