1860-1899 | Burning towns and cities | Collective punishments | Punitive operations | Sudan

The burning of villages fails to crush Sudanese revolt

[ 27 March 1884 ] In February 1884, General Sir Gerald Graham led an army of over 3,000 troops into north eastern Sudan to crush an anti-British Islamist uprising led by Osman Digna. According to an Associated Press report, on 27 March, after defeating a rebel force several days earlier, the British burned ‘Osman Digna’s villages without…

1960-1969 | Arms exports | Backing repressive regimes | Nigeria

Harold Wilson lies to cover up British complicity in Biafran war crimes

27 March 1969 On 27 March 1969, Prime Minister Harold Wilson lied in a press interview, to cover up the huge scale of British arms exports to the Federal Military Government (FMG) of Nigeria, which was waging a war of genocide against the secessionist state of Biafra causing over two million deaths from famine. The…

1860-1899 | 1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler | Bombing villages | Germany | Punitive operations | Sudan

27 MARCH

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – REPORTS OF ATROCITIES IN NAZI GERMANY ARE ‘EXAGGERATED’ [ 27 March 1933 ] Today in 1933, the Daily Telegraph, claimed that the peak of Nazi persecution against the Jews was now over and that ‘even if isolated outrages continue to occur, there is no further official connivance or police toleration.’ The paper…