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|Night of the Long Sticks|
|Part of the Conspiracy against the Prime Minister Harold Wilson|
|British Paratroopers interrogate Government Employees on
the whereabouts of Harold Wilson.
|British Armed Forces
Republic of Ireland
|Commanders and leaders|
|James Callaghan (Acting
Harold Wilson (Executed)
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
3,400 SAS Troopers
96 Armored Cars
24 Centurion MBT's
|3,469 Royal Marines
23 Artillery Pieces
600 Machine Guns
|Casualties and losses|
Night of the Long Sticks
Edward Heath's Government 1970 - 1973
Known as the "Night of the Long sticks", this was a Coup against the Labour Party led by the Prime Minister Harold Wilson, since the devaluation of the British Pound in 1967 the United Kingdom's economic prospects looked grim, the rise of Unemployment to One Million in 1972 during the Heath Government resulted in rolling strikes across the United Kingdom along with violent "Flying Pickets". Edward Heath the British Prime Minister eventually negotiated with the Unions but the damaged to public relations was enormous, this coupled with an increase in terrorism in Northern Ireland caused serious alarm in the Conservative Establishment. Discussions of removal began to surface within the Tory Upper-class about the future of the Country. In January 1973 a election was proposed as a Motion of no confidence had forced the Conservative's to act a new leader had been maneuvered into the position of Power Louis Mountbatten to many represented the worst of the Tory Leadership an upper class Neo-Conservative. In the Election of 1973 Harold Wilson won by a electoral landslide winning over 18 million votes.