1920-1939 | Bombing villages | Civilians slaughtered | Collective punishments | Iraq | Punitive operations

30 NOVEMBER

HAWKINS SAILORS SACK CACHEU, TORTURING, KILLING AND SEIZING SLAVES

[ 30 November 1567 ]

Cacheu was a Portuguese trading and administrative town at the mouth of what was then called the Santo-Domingo River on the West African coast.

R.A.F. DROP 8,600 INCENDIARY BOMBS ON TWO IRAQI VILLAGES FOR ‘DISOBEDIENCE’.

[ 30 November 1923]

On 30 November 1923, forty aircraft from five R.A.F. squadrons began round the clock bombing sorties against two villages near the town of Samawah in southern Iraq.

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