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26 JUNE

“WE STAND NO NONSENSE HERE” – BRITISH OFFICER EXPLAINS MASS EXECUTIONS.

[ 26 June 1857 ]

On this day in 1857, during the Indian Mutiny, a British artillery officer stationed at Peshawar wrote a report explaining that “in these times of danger and treachery, we don’t bother ourselves about the quirks of law, but hang, shoot and flog as circumstances arise. We stand no nonsense here.”[1]

FOOTNOTES

  1. “The Indian Mutinies,” The Cork Constitution/Advertiser, 25 August 1857, p4

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