1960-1969 | Anguilla

312 PARAS INVADE THE SMALL CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ANGUILLA

19 March 1969 In February 1967, the British government had allowed the Caribbean island of Anguilla a degree of self-government on condition that it accepted a subservient status as an associated state of the larger island of St. Kitts, 112 miles away. In July, the islanders voted overwhelmingly to reject a new constitution dictated from…