latvian anarchists taking potshots at churchill, causing the army to come to my street partly to deal with the anarchists and also to deal with the three hundred thousand or so people who came along to watch.
peter the painter (london's most famous latvian - not that there is a long list of famous latvians) has a tower block named after him. this caused a few people to wonder what on earth the council were doing. we'll know they have gone off their trollies when we have a 'ripper rise'.
LONDON - SIDNEY STREET SIEGE
(SYDNEY STREET SIEGE) (aka SIDNEY STREET SIEGE)
both from the wonderful british pathe site.