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On this day…in 1879

At Kambula, in northwest Zululand, a force of 2,000 British and Colonial troops under the command of British Colonel Henry Evelyn Wood defeats 20,000...

On this day…in 1886

On this day, 9th January 1868, the last convict ship to transport prisoners to Australia (the Hougoumont) arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia. The prisoners would have been excited but...

Will there be another war?

Years ago my grandad told me he crossed the world to do battle. Later my dad told me he crossed the world and he also...

Who’s that Nasty girl – Hillary Clinton?

Third US Presidential debate - Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'nasty woman'...enter Janet Jackson. Since Donald Trump publically named Hillary Clinton a 'nasty woman',...

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary...

On this day…in 1941

On this day, British and Australian forces enter the port at Tobruk, in Libya, and tens of thousands of Italian occupiers are taken prisoner. Italy declared...

On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of...

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish...

On this day…in 1941

On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler sends two bombers to Iraq to support Rashid Ali al-Gailani in his revolt against Britain, which is...

Would YOU vote for a Royal Republic?

I have to admit the Brits know how to do the pomp and ceremony bit. The Queen has done a wonderful job over the past...

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