ARAB VILLAGERS WHO RUN AWAY ‘MEET THEIR END ON THE SCAFFOLD’
[ 14 January 1915 ]
During the First World War, British troops were deployed to Mesopotamia (now Iraq) to force back Turkish forces and secure a post-war territorial stake in the crumbling Ottoman Empire.
BRITAIN INITIATES FIRST EVER HERBICIDAL WAR
[ 14 January 1951 ]
Today in 1951, military commanders and Colonial Office staff held a meeting in London to determine how to implement a request from General Sir Gerald Templer, the High Commissioner in Malaya who wished to drench extensive areas of jungle with chemical defoliants as part of a strategy to crush a communist insurgency by depriving rebels of cover.
VILIFICATION OF ANTI-IMPERIALIST MP WHO DRESSED UP AS A CAT ON TV.
[ 14 January 2006 ]
On this day in 2006 ,there was endless media ridicule and contempt for British MP George Galloway when he dressed up as a cat on the Channel 4 TV show Big Brother and drank from a saucer of milk handed to him by actress Rula Lenska.
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