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6 SEPTEMBER

NEW LONDON BURNED AND THE GARRISON SLAUGHTERED

[ 6 September 1781 ]

In the late eighteenth century, New London was a small port at the mouth of the river Thames on the Connecticut coast connecting American agricultural communities with the outside world. During the American Revolutionary War, the rebels used it as a base to attack British naval vessels and their supply ships.

TOP GENERAL ON OUR ‘COUNTER TERROR… CUTTHROATS’ IN IRELAND

[ 6 September 1920 ]

General Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, despised Irish republicans and in 1919 he observed in a letter to his predecessor General Sir William Robertson that ‘Ireland goes from bad to worse’, recommending that ‘a little blood shedding is needed.’

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