1920-1939 | Assassinations | Backing terror operations | Ireland

TOP GENERAL ON OUR ‘COUNTER TERROR… CUTTHROATS’ IN IRELAND

6 September 1920 General Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, despised Irish republicans. In 1919, he observed in a letter to his predecessor, General Sir William Robertson, that ‘Ireland goes from bad to worse’, recommending that ‘a little blood shedding is needed.’  On 1 September, the following year, he was still deriding…

1920-1939 | Chemical weapons | Churchill's crimes

Churchill backs gas warfare to preserve the Empire

3 May 1920 On 3 May 1920, Secretary of State for War Winston Churchill wrote a covering letter of support to a Cabinet memorandum by the Chief of the Imperial Staff, Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, on gas warfare. Churchill declared that he was ‘in entire agreement with the views put forward by Sir Henry…

1920-1939 | Antisemitism | Palestine | Racism

1 APRIL

TOP GENERALS DESCRIBE PALESTINE AS ‘JEWLAND’ AND A ‘BEASTLY COUNTRY’ [ 1 April 1921 ] On 1 April 1921, Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and the highest ranking British soldier in the Empire, penned a revealing telegram to General Sir Walter Congreve, commanding British forces in Palestine. In it,…