1990-1999 | Censorship | Iraq | Media propaganda

Journalists forbidden from reporting details of British casualties

24 February 1991 [ 24 February 1991 ] On 24 February 1991, during the First Gulf War, Colonel John King of the Media Response Unit, informed embedded British journalists, who had been summoned to a tent in the desert near the border of Iraq occupied Kuwait, that there were to be severe constraints on what…

1940-1949 | Refusing refugees

785 refugees drown after Britain insists Turkey refuse them overland passage

24 February 1942 On 24 February 1942, the S.S. Struma, a small 240 ton vessel crammed with 786 Jewish refugees, including over one hundred children, was sunk by a torpedo in the Black Sea. All but one of the passengers drowned.1 The sinking occurred after the British government pressured Turkey not to allow the refugees to…