1920-1939 | Burning villages | Iraq

29 NOVEMBER

BRITISH SLAVE SHIP THROWS ITS ‘CARGO’ OVERBOARD AND CLAIMS ON ITS INSURERS [ 29 November 1781 ] On 29 November 1781, Captain Luke Collingwood, commanding the British slave ship Zong, on route for Jamaica, ordered his crew to murder one third of his ‘cargo’ of African slaves by throwing them overboard. THREE VILLAGES ON INDIA’S NW FRONTIER…