1960-1969 | Assassinations | Backing terror operations | Congo | MI6 crimes

MI6 probably involved in assassinating the UN General Secretary

18 September 1961 Mounting evidence suggests the involvement of British intelligence services in the assassination of UN secretary general, Dag Hammarskjöld, on 18 September 1961. He was killed along with 15 others, when his DC-6 aircraft, which had taken off from Leopoldville, the capital of Belgian Congo, was downed shortly after midnight on its approach…

1920-1939 | Hostages | Palestine

General authorises use of Arab hostages to protect army convoys

18 September 1936 On 18 September 1936, Lieutenant General John Dill, who had arrived in Jerusalem five days earlier to take command of British forces in Palestine, informed Sir Cyril Deverell, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, that he intended to use Arab prisoners as hostages to protect military convoys from the threat of…