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The former head of the British Army has dismissed Sinn Fein’s apology over Lord Mountbatte­n’s murder as an “attempt to rewrite history.” General Lord Richard Dannatt made his comments after Mary Lou Mcdonald, the president of Sinn Fein, apologized for the killing of the late Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, who was murdered by the IRA in Co Sligo, Ireland, in 1979. However, Lord Dannatt, who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, said: “You can’t get away from the fact that terrible things happened during the period of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. That is a fact. That is history. No one wants to dwell on the past, but I think we have to be very wary of Sinn Fein trying to rewrite history, and place that movement into a kinder light than it actually deserves.”

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