14 JANUARY

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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