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10 JANUARY

GENERAL ADMITS THE FUTILITY OF ‘ACTS OF GREAT VIOLENCE’ IN IRELAND

[ 10 January 1798 ]

Major General John Moore disapproved of the enthusiasm with which other British officers committed atrocities in Ireland while suppressing local uprisings against British rule. On 10 January 1798, he made an insightful observation in his diary.

KITCHENER ARRIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA TO WAGE WAR OF GENOCIDE

[10 January 1900 ]

Today in 1900, Major General Horatio Herbert Kitchener arrived in Cape Town as the new Chief in Staff of an army of some 200,000 men. The task he had been given was to crush attempts by the descendants of Dutch settlers to form their own Boer homeland in South Africa, independent form British rule. 

BRITISH IN MALAYA START TO DETAIN AND DEPORT ENTIRE COMMUNITIES

[ 10 January 1949 ]

On 10 January 1949, Emergency regulation 17D authorised the British High Commissioner for Malaya to use mass detentions and deportations, including even entire villages, towns or rural districts, where elements among the population were suspected of supporting the communist insurgents who were fighting to end British rule.   

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