24 FEBRUARY

785 REFUGEES DROWN AFTER BRITAIN INSISTS TURKEY REFUSE THEM OVERLAND PASSAGE

[ 24 February 1942 ]

On 24 February 1942, the S.S. Struma, a small 240 ton vessel crammed with 786 Jewish refugees, including over one hundred children, was sunk by a torpedo in the Black Sea. All but one of the passengers drowned.

JOURNALISTS FORBIDDEN FROM REPORTING DETAILS OF BRITISH CASUALTIES

[ 24 February 1991 ]

On 24 February 1991, during the First Gulf War, Colonel John King of the Media Response Unit, informed embedded British journalists, who had been summoned to a tent in the desert near the border of Iraq occupied Kuwait, that there were to be severe constraints on what they were allowed to report. 

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