2 FEBRUARY

CHURCHILL – “PRIMITIVE MILLIONS OF INDIA” MUST REMAIN UNDER BRITISH RULE

[ 2 February 1931 ]

Speaking to a crowd in Liverpool on this day in 1931, Winston Churchill expressed his fear and indignation that Britain might ‘loose’ India.

CHURCHILL – THE HINDU-MUSLIM FEUD A BULWARK OF BRITISH RULE IN INDIA

[ 2 February 1940 ]

On 2 February 1940, during discussions in Cabinet, Winston Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, strongly defended the status-quo in British India, blocking a proposal which would have allowed the subcontinent to draw up its own constitution once the war ended.

BRITISH SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS WATERBOARD A CYPRIOT SCHOOLBOY

[ 2 February 1959 ]

Cypriot Petros Petrides revealed in 2010, in an interview with journalist Ian Cobain, that he had been detained as a schoolboy by British troops on 2 February 1959, in the town of Famagusta on the east coast of Cyprus.

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