7 JUNE

BRITISH TROOPS BURN HOMES AND DESTROY RICE STORES IN CEYLONESE VILLAGES

Lieutenant General Sir Robert Brownrigg –
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence – via Wikimedia
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[ 7 June 1818 ]

On 7 June 1818, a short newspaper article in the Windsor and Eton Gazette carried an opinion piece on the latest reports from the British colony of Ceylon.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WHOLESALE FLOGGING OF EGYPTIAN VILLAGERS

[ 7 June 1919 ]

On 7 June 1919, the Egyptian Delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference said it was sending photographs showing the ‘wholesale flogging of villagers by the British’ to American President Woodrow Wilson in support of their appeal that he should reconsider his country’s recognition of the British protectorate. During an interview with the Paris correspondent of the Freeman’s Journal, the Egyptian delegates explained that ‘it has been stated that floggings, where they have taken place, have been confined to the Labour Corps. But here a whole village has been lashed, and it has occurred since America recognised the British protectorate.’1

FOOTNOTE

  1. ‘Egyptians Flogged,’ The Freeman’s Journal, 10 June 1919, p. 5.

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