1860 TO 1919

ROGUE NATION

– 1001 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN

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1860

07.10 – British troops begin the ransacking of Beijing’s Summer Palace

18.10 – British troops burn down the Summer Palace

1863

03.05 – Hundreds of civilians and prisoners tortured and killed at Tait-san

09.12 – Thousands murdered as British led Imperial Chinese army takes Suzhou

1865

07.10 – Imprisonment of a black man for trespassing on an abandoned plantation

17.10 – Jamaican woman hung for listening to a rebellious preacher

18.10 – Jamaican hung for his ‘ferocious look of defiance’ while being whipped

24.10 – Preacher Paul Bogle hung for demanding justice for black Jamaicans

13.11 – The Times on the ungrateful ‘savageness’ of black Jamaicans

16.11 – The Morning Herald on the ‘cruelty’ and ‘ingratitude’ of black Jamaicans

18.11 – The Times – Black Jamaicans are ‘our spoilt children’

1867

02.08 – Imperial racism exemplified by Carlyle’s writing on the ‘Nigger Question.’

1868

13.04 – British army loots and burns the Ethiopian city of Maqdala

1869

05.01 – Up to 128 captured Maoris stripped naked and shot ‘like dogs.’

03.03 – Last ‘full-blooded’ Aboriginal Tasmanian man’s death and dissection

16.11 – Maori rebel Hamiora Pere executed for treason

1873

14.12 – Colonial troops slaughter hundreds of Hlubi in Natal

1874

06.02 – British army loots and burns the Ashanti capital of Kumasi

1879

23.01 – Hundreds of wounded Zulus slaughtered at Rorke’s Drift

29.03 – “No quarter boys !” – British take no Zulu prisoners

04.07 – Redcoats slaughter Zulu wounded and burn down city of Ulundi

12.10 – Mass execution of Afghans to ‘celebrate’ the British capture of Kabul

08.11 – British army executes Afghan villagers as a ‘lesson’

31.12 – British opium exports to China soar

1882

11.07 – British fleet bombards Alexandria, killing hundreds

13.09 – Mass slaughter of the Egyptian wounded at Tel el-Kebir

16.11 – African villages shelled, machine gunned and burned to the ground

17.11 – Niger Delta village bombarded, ‘the inhabitants killed or expelled’

1885

28.11 – General Prendergast’s troops loot Burma’s Royal Palace at Mandalay

1886

15.01 – Colonel practices his photography during extra-judicial executions

1892

30.01 – British led troops massacre hundreds of refugees

1893

10.06 – 39 Egyptian convicts shot dead

1895

22.02 – Two Niger Delta towns ‘completely burned’ as a ‘ sharp lesson.’

1897

15.09 – Churchill witnesses the destruction of an entire Afghan valley

1898

02.09 – Kitchener’s troops at Omdurman kill Sudanese prisoners and wounded

1900

26.02 – British officer – My instructions – Shoot prisoners, loot the farms

17.05 – Africans starved to save the white garrison of Mafeking

16.06 – Field Marshal Roberts – Detain Boer civilians and burn their homes

17.08 – General Alfred Gaselee sanctions an orgy of looting in Beijing

23.08 – Ashanti towns and villages burned as a ‘lesson

20.12 – Lord Kitchener deceives South African Boers with empty promises

1901

24.01 – Famine at British concentration camp for Boer civilians

20.07 – General’s request to deport Boer women to remote island ‘impractical’

1904

31.03 – Hundreds of Tibetans massacred at Chumik Shenko

1906

10.03 – 2000 killed as the Nigerian village of Sitaru is wiped off the map

01.06 – The Times – Halting the opium trade would harm our financial interests

1908

07.12 – Peodophile colonial official lauded as an ‘exemplary and valuable officer’

1909

20.09 – The South Africa Act creates the legal foundation for Apartheid.

1911

02.04 – Census data shows Dublin’s shocking death rate

12.12 – Famine struck India forced to pay for George V’s 6,170 diamond crown

1913

31.08 – Hundreds injured as British order police to attack workers in Dublin

1914

17.06 – Britain buys a controlling influence in Anglo-Persian oil

26.07 – British troops open fire on Dublin crowd after children throw orange peel

08.09 – First of 348 First World War executions for desertion

19.11 – Five detainees shot dead at Douglas Alien Detention Camp

1915

14.01. – Arab villagers who run away ‘meet their end on the scaffold.’

31.01 – General adamant Indian officers ‘simply not fit to lead his men’

13.05 – Britain reacts to anti-German riots by detaining German civilians

02.06 – Martial law in Ceylon, hundreds shot on sight, thousands arrested

1916

03.01 – British and French in secret agreement to divide the Middle East

25.04 – British authorities declare martial law in Dublin

04.05 – Irish rebel poet Joseph Plukett shot on his wedding day

09.10 – Captain – newspaper propaganda on trench warfare makes him laugh

1917

19.01 – Cabinet has ‘no hesitation’ in approving use of gas against the Turks.

24.06 – Valley of villages and crops burned to the ground in Waziristan

25.09 – Irish hunger striker denied a bed and bedding dies from forced feeding

09.11 – Palestinians marganalised as their land is promised as a Jewish homeland

1918

31.01 – Gertrude Bell – ‘We must be lodged’ but pities ‘the luckless ejected ones.’

25.05 – Public execution of 11 Iraqis after failed uprising in Najaf

26.09 – Mustard gas shells fired at German lines in ‘handsome quantities’

30.10 – Lloyd George scorns role of black soldiers and ‘a few nigger policemen’

03.11 – Britain seizes Mosul to gain control over Mesopotamia’s oil fields

1919

13.04 – General orders the killing of hundreds of unarmed Indian protesters

14.04 – The R.A.F. strafe and bomb a school and crowds at Gujranwala

08.05 – Death for declaring the Raj ‘extinct’ and that ‘the people were the rulers.’

12.05 – Churchill “in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes.”

20.05 – The R.A.F. bomb the medieval Afghan city of Jalalabad causing huge fires

07.06 – Photographs of the wholesale flogging of Egyptian villagers

16.07 – ‘Hideous spectacle’ of ‘a negro in khaki with a white woman’

19.07 – Black soldiers excluded from the First World War victory celebrations.

09.08 – British attempt to buy hegemony over Persia fails

11.08 – FO memo – Don’t consult Arabs – Zionism is ‘of far profounder import.’

09.10 – The RAF drops incendiary bombs on North West Frontier Villages

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