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Jacek Pałkiewicz Birma 1979. http://palkiewicz.com/ekspedycje/birma/ ● Jacek Palkiewicz Burma 1979. http://en.palkiewicz.com/expeditions/burma/

Jacek Pałkiewicz Birma 1979. http://palkiewicz.com/ekspedycje/birma/ ● Jacek Palkiewicz Burma 1979. http://en.palkiewicz.com/expeditions/burma/

Lord Louis Mountbatten (25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979)    World War Two hero, Governor General and Viceroy of India.    Absolute babe. Like a dapper 40’s Don Draper.

Lord Louis Mountbatten (25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) World War Two hero, Governor General and Viceroy of India. Absolute babe. Like a dapper 40’s Don Draper.

Collectors & General Auction – Lot 540 – A collection of small Royal Doulton character jugs to include Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900-1979 D6851, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein 1887-1976 D6850 and Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 D6849 (3). Sale Price £70.00

Collectors & General Auction – Lot 540 – A collection of small Royal Doulton character jugs to include Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900-1979 D6851, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein 1887-1976 D6850 and Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 D6849 (3). Sale Price £70.00

HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) left, and Lord Louis Mountbatten (later 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) circa 1922. Edward abdicated in favor of his brother George and Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army. Both events were devastating to the royal family.

HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) left, and Lord Louis Mountbatten (later 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) circa 1922. Edward abdicated in favor of his brother George and Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army. Both events were devastating to the royal family.

Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg with all their children, (left to right) Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Louise, and Princess Alice.  Prince Louis grew up to be Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl of Burma.  He had a distinguished career in the British Armed Forces and was tragically assassinated by the IRA in 1979.

Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg with all their children, (left to right) Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Louise, and Princess Alice. Prince Louis grew up to be Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl of Burma. He had a distinguished career in the British Armed Forces and was tragically assassinated by the IRA in 1979.

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), KG, DSO, Life Colonel Commandant Royal Marines (1965–1979)

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), KG, DSO, Life Colonel Commandant Royal Marines (1965–1979)

The Diaries of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1953-1979

The Diaries of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1953-1979

“Dickie” Mountbatten kept this 1914 photograph of Maria at his bedside until his own assassination in 1979.

“Dickie” Mountbatten kept this 1914 photograph of Maria at his bedside until his own assassination in 1979.

Mountbatten | ... Large Image - NPG P1219; Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Mountbatten | ... Large Image - NPG P1219; Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Louis Mountbatten was in love with the beautiful Maria,  daughter of Tsar Nikolai ll. He kept her photograph beside his bed until his death in 1979.

Louis Mountbatten was in love with the beautiful Maria, daughter of Tsar Nikolai ll. He kept her photograph beside his bed until his death in 1979.

Meaning: The name Louis has deep significance in the Windsor family after Lord Louis Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA with a bomb on his fishing boat off the west coast of Ireland

Boy who will be King George VII: But he may have to wait 50 years to be crowned

Meaning: The name Louis has deep significance in the Windsor family after Lord Louis Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA with a bomb on his fishing boat off the west coast of Ireland

Admiral of the Fleet, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS] (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) – known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II.

Admiral of the Fleet, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS] (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) – known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II.

Admiral of the Fleet Earl Viscount Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), KC

Admiral of the Fleet Earl Viscount Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), KC

lord louis mountbatten | Lord Louis Mountbatten (murdered by the IRA) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

lord louis mountbatten | Lord Louis Mountbatten (murdered by the IRA) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

lord louis mountbatten | Lord Louis Mountbatten is assassinated - 1979

lord louis mountbatten | Lord Louis Mountbatten is assassinated - 1979

Buddha Shakyamuni, probably Burma, 11th century, Copper alloy with copper overlay and inlays of silver. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.89 © Asia Society, New York

Buddha Shakyamuni, probably Burma, 11th century, Copper alloy with copper overlay and inlays of silver. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.89 © Asia Society, New York