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Hostage Taking by the Irgun

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year: 
1947
BTD page #: 
253
BTD photo #: 
307
caption: 
Hostage taking and sometimes the murder of hostages were two terrorist practices introduced by the Irgun under Menachem Begin. This photograph shows the bodies of two British army sergeants, Clifford Martin (left) and Mervyn Paice. Taken hostage by the Irgun, they were hanged and their bodies booby-trapped to kill the would-be rescuers; July 1947.