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Terms of Enlistment

Terms of enlistment in Britain. August, 1914.



The Gin and Tonic

Look at the picture above.

Now actually look at it and note at least three details.

I imagine you have picked up the lady with the open sores of syphilis dropping her baby, the man who could be dead or alive, the hanging body, the dentists?  659 more words

British History

Fort Christiansborg and the Forging of Modern Ghana

The coast of West Africa was littered with a series of European forts in the 17th and 18th Centuries, a fact that is much in evidence when looking through many of Worcester Cathedral Library’s travel books from this period, which are full of illustrations of these structures. 1,270 more words

Early Modern History

For Fear of ‘Turning Native’: British Colonialism in Uruguay

Alvaro Cuenca
Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay was never really considered part of the formal British Empire,[1] but it is commonly used as the typical illustration of Britain’s informal empire. 1,533 more words

Imperial & Global History

How the West Systematically Underdevelops Poor Countries

This five minute broadcast is an eye opener … from Dr Michael Parenti, one of my favourite authors/lecturers/activists. The beginning of my journey into discovering the many lies perpetrated on the West by the powers that be was Walter Rodney’s ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’. 188 more words


Ukraine War, It's Just a shot away

Ukraine war, genocide and nuclear war, children.  It’s just a shot away.  When the Ukraine Nazi air force bombs Donetsk, you know that the trigger has been squeezed. 28 more words