4 AUGUST

NEW EAGLE OF LIVERPOOL ‘ARRIVED AT BARBADOS… BURIED HALF HER SLAVES’

Model of an eighteenth century slave ship at The Smithsonian – Photo by Kenneth Lu – CC License – Wikimedia.

[ 4 August 1760 ]

On 4 August 1760, at the very bottom of a long paragraph listing the latest news of ship movements and arrivals, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, mentioned briefly that ‘the New Eagle of Liverpool, from Africa bound to Jamaica, having had seventeen weeks passage, is arrived at Barbados and buried half her slaves.’1

R.A.F. STARTS NINE DAY BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST AFRIDI VILLAGES

[ 4 August 1930 ]

Today in 1930, the R.A.F. commenced a nine day bombing campaign, deploying over 70 aircraft on 1,835 hours of sorties against Afridi villages, deemed to be unfriendly.2 Most of the settlements were located in the Bara Valley in the remote North West Frontier region of British India, although the surrounding valleys were also targeted. 

FOOTNOTES

  1. ”Naval Affairs,’ The Aberdeen Press and Journal, 4 August 1760, p. 2.
  2. ‘R.A.F. planes check the Afridis,’ The Hull Daily Mail, 12 August 1930, p. 1.

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