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9 JUNE

A ‘PUNITIVE COLUMN’ RAVAGES THE ANCIENT IRAQI TOWN OF TEL AFAR

[ 9 June 1920 ]

Following an attack by insurgents in the Iraqi town of Tel Afar on 3 and 4 June 1920, in which the town’s British political officer, Major J. E. Barlow, along with fifteen other officers and soldiers were overpowered and killed,  a punitive column had been dispatched from Mosul forty miles away. 

BRITISH GENERAL WARNS AGAINST PROSECUTING KENYAN MILITIA FOR MURDER.

[ 9 June 1954 ]

On 9 June 1954 ,  General Erskine, commanding British troops in Kenya, advised the War Council against prosecuting members of Kenya’s Home Guard for murder.

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