1800-1859 | Battlefield butchery | India

10 FEBRUARY

BRITISH TROOPS GIVE NO QUARTER TO THOUSANDS OF SURROUNDED SIKH SOLDIERS

Coloured aquatint of the ‘Battle of Sobraon’ – Even in some propaganda art there are hints of the bloodbath. 
The National Army Museum
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[ 10 February 1846 ]

On 10 February 1846, British troops slaughtered thousands of Sikhs attempting to flee the Battle of Sobraon in the Punjab. After a fierce two hour engagement, Redcoat infantry and cavalry, under the command of Major-General Sir Hugh Gough, concentrated their attack on the surviving soldiers, who were hemmed into a small area on the east bank of the river Sutlej.

INVASION OF IRAQ WILL INCREASE TERROR THREAT – INTELLIGENCE REPORT WARNS.

[ 10 February 2003 ]

On 10 February 2003, just five weeks prior to the invasion of Iraq, the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) secretly warned the British government that the planned assault would increase the risk of a terrorist threat, the exact opposite to what Prime Minister Tony Blair had been promising the public.

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