1 MARCH

THE TELEGRAPH BACKS HITLER’S MURDEROUS CRACKDOWN ON HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS.

[ 1 March 1933 ]

The burning down of the German Reichstag (parliament) on the night of 27 February 1933 was blamed on ‘red terror.’ The arson may well have been instigated by the Nazis, but the incident gave Hitler the opportunity he hungered for to eliminate the communists, socialists, trade unionists and all effective opposition that stood in the way of the consolidation of a dictatorship.

BOBBY SANDS STARTS HIS HUNGER STRIKE

[ 1 March 1981 ]

On 1 March 1981, the 26 year old IRA prisoner Bobby Sands began his hunger strike demanding that he and other IRA detainees be recognised as political prisoners and exempt from wearing a uniform or prison work

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