The Assassination of Lord Moyne

Walter Edward Guinness, Lord Moyne, the British Minister Resident in the Middle East, was assas? sinated in Cairo on 6 November 1944. There has never been any mystery about the immediate circumstances of the murder. The attack took place outside the Minister Resident’s official residence, as Moyne arrived home from his office in his car. As the car pulled into the driveway, Moyne’s female secretary who was travelling with him noticed that two men were waiting near the entrance of the house. One of them said ‘Don’t move’, and thrust a pistol through the window of the car, pointed it at Moyne, and fired it slowly three times. Moyne put his hand to his throat and said, ‘Oh, they’ve shot us’. He fell forward in his seat.1 He was rushed to hospital and operated on, but died later the same day. Also killed in the attack was Moyne’s chauf? feur.

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