1960-1969 | Censorship | Kenya

Hiding the brutal truth about British colonial rule in Kenya

3 December 1963 On 3 December 1963, just nine days prior to Kenya being granted independence, hundreds of files of documents were packed into four large wooden packing crates and loaded onto a British United Airways flight to London’s Gatwick Airport. They related to the administration of the colony during the brutal crushing of the…

1940-1949 | Backing repressive regimes | Churchill's crimes | Civilians slaughtered | Greece

28 civilians shot dead in Athens by British armed Nazi collaborators

3 December 1944 Winston Churchill’s legendary qualities of courage and defiance are often celebrated. It is taken for granted that he was motivated primarily by a moral repugnance to Nazism. If so, it’s difficult to understand his decision in 1944 to release around 12,000 Nazi collaborators from the prisons in Athens and have them uniformed…