2 NOVEMBER

BRITISH TROOPS BURN THE MALAYAN VILLAGE OF KACHAU

[ 2 November 1948 ]

On 2 November 1948, British troops and colonial police burned down the village of Kachau in the Malayan state of Selangor. The four hundred inhabitants were given two hours to collect their belongings. 

UN VOTES 64 TO 5 IN CALL FOR BRITAIN TO HALT ITS AGGRESSION AGAINST EGYPT

[ 2 November 1956 ]

In the early hours of 2 November 1956, the U.N. General Assembly, expressing ‘its grave concern’ that the ‘armed forces of France and the United Kingdom are conducting military operations against Egyptian territory,’ and that ‘the armed forces of Israel have penetrated deeply into Egyptian territory’, and that as a consequence the shipping ‘through the Suez Canal is now interrupted to the serious prejudice of many nations,’ called on ‘all parties’ to agree on an ‘immediate ceasefire.’1

FOOTNOTE

  1. John Connell, The Most Important Country: The True Story of the Suez Crisis, Cassell and Company Ltd, London, 1957, pp. 206-207.

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