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18 FEBRUARY

THE ANCIENT CITY OF BENIN LOOTED AND BURNED.

[ 18 February 1897 ]

On 18 February 1897, a punitive expedition of 1,200 Royal Marines, bluejackets and African troops, under the command of Rear Admiral Harry Rawson seized the ancient city of Benin.

INDIAN SAILORS “LOOSE CONTROL OF THEIR SENSES” IN ANTI-BRITISH MUTINY

[ 18 February 1946 ]

On 18 February 1946, a mutiny erupted across almost the entire Indian Navy, against their British naval commanders.

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