THE BENGAL FAMINE
In 1943 close to four million people in the Indian state of Bengal died from starvation, malnutrition and disease.
The British, led by Winston Churchill, took tens of thousands of tons of grain to feed its troops and allies, leaving millions of Indians to starve and die.
This photo is not retouched; it tells of a terrible man-made tragedy that is strangely missing from the glorious empire stories we were taught at school.
Just one of many atrocities committed under the auspices of the Butcher's Apron.ReplyDelete
Shameful Dan. Great British values... I think Churchill called them heathens becasue they weren't Christian. I sometimes wonder if these people ever read a bible in their lives.Delete
the crimes of Britain twitter feed is a right eye opener. Butcher's apron indeed.ReplyDelete
Indeed, I probably got that one from there. It turned up on my feed anyway.Delete
Funny how these things never found their way into the history books.
The winner always writes the history books.Delete
CH... you're back. We missed you.Delete
Are you OK?
True. So it's their lies that appear in them.
Waiting for summer!Delete
Lost fan on comp(dell) and only one could find was in California USA, so was brave and bought iPad from HK which took me into another world.Delete
Still pop in to read if not post. This thing sDelete
(eems) to have a will of its own.Delete
LOL LOL LOL.Delete
Long as you're there... that's what matters.
Hope the blackbirds did well this year.
"If food is so scarce, why hasn’t Gandhi died yet?"ReplyDelete
I don;t trust myself with a comment.Delete
The glorious empire, my arse.ReplyDelete
In India then and in far too many countries still today peoples are suffering not only nutritional deficiency but from famine-induced ailments such as tuberculosis, whooping coughs and respiratory infections which add to the total of human miseries. As in India then we gloss over these facts and we certainly do not want any publicity given to them lest it tarnishes the Great British pretence to being a compassionate country.ReplyDelete
I see that they have found a way of reducing the overseas aid budget without falling below the threshold for G8 membership. They intend to use some of the budget for the war on terror, because that's worked out really well so far!Delete