30 AUGUST

THE TIMES WARNS FAMINE STRUCK IRELAND TO EXPECT LESS RELIEF

[ 30 August 1848 ]

Lord Clarendon, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, writing about the political debate over how Britain should respond to the Irish famine of the 1840s, observed that ‘an extraordinary and universal importance attaches to the views of The Times.’1

BOMBING NORTH WEST FRONTIER VILLAGES FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FINES

[ 30 August 1930 ]

On 30 August 1930, W.E. Johns, an R.A.F. captain and author of the Biggles adventure series,  published an article for the weekly illustrated newspaper The Graphic, under the headline ‘Bombing the Afridis.’2

FOOTNOTES

  1. Lord Clarendon cited in Tim Pat Coogan, The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy, Palgrave Macmillan, London, p. 225.
  2. W.E. Johns, ‘Bombing the Afridis’, The Graphic, 30 August 1930, p. 18.

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