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Did those who handed the Tories the election victory, betray Winston Churchill's greatest legacy?

75 years of bedrock #UN75
19th September 1946 (an abridged version)
👇?? Aug 2016
'The CLEXIT Campaign was inspired by Brexit
Clexit is spreading world-wide
(16 countries already)
'Clexit aims to prevent ratification of the Paris global warming treaty promoted by the EU / UN and their green army'
desmogblog.com/clexit
theguardian.com/environment/cl…
EXECUTIVE POWERS to reverse decades of hard-won progress🤦‍♀️ that's democracy...he says (45 second clip)
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Youssif Ali, son of Mahammad Cassie Ali and Babe Ali, a Bengali born in Sylhet (now Bangladesh) came to England in the early 1920s. He was the last soldier buried at the Muslim Burial Ground (Brookwood Cemetery) on 12 May 1947...
As a young man, Youssif Ali regularly travelled between India and London aboard merchant ships. After meeting and marrying Ethel Emma Wallace in London during the late 1920s, he no longer travelled. Instead he became a Court interpreter for Indian seaman apprehended for various..
misdemeanours. He also worked as a doorman, dressed in full colonial style regalia with an elaborate turban at the Veeraswamy Restaurant in Piccadilly, London. A job from which he was later sacked when a photograph in a newspaper identified him amongst a crowd surrounding...
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#LestWeForget
Rocky Creek, on Cairns to Herberton railway was the largest military hospital complex in north Qld WW II.
Patients for Rocky Creek Hospitals from PNG were moved to Rocky Creek by 4th Aus Hosp Ambulance Train, which ran 3 times a week.
ww2places.qld.gov.au/place?id=1354 Image
Typical tent ward Rocky Creek, Queensland - photo AWM 056599
birtwistlewiki.com.au/wiki/2/6th_Aus… Image
ROCKY CREEK, QLD. 1945-02-09. 2/6 GENERAL HOSPITAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE SISTERS AND AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN'S SERVICE MEMBERS GIVE AN "EYES RIGHT" IN THE MARCH PAST ...
awm.gov.au/collection/C84… Image
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Today is the 101st anniversary of the #JallianwalaBagh massacre
#LestWeForget
Soldiers of 25th London enforcing the 'Crawling Order' in Amritsar, Apr 1919.
Buildup to #JallianwalaBagh massacre
"Your action is correct and the Lieutenant Governor approves"
Michael O'Dwyer (Punjab Governor) to Gen Dyer, after the massacre
#JallianwalaBagh

Dwyer was dispatched to his maker to seek his approval by Udham Singh Shaheed in 1940.
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Finding myself with time on my hands during the #CoronavirusUK #Lockdown I thought I’d spend some of that time wisely and tweet the story of Sidney Carlin MC DFC DCM who is, in my opinion, one of Hull’s bravest sons and a war hero that you have most probably never heard of…
Sidney Carlin was born in Kingston upon Hull in 1889 He enlisted with the 18th Hussars in 1908 but bought himself out and resigned in December 1909 for the sum of £18. In 1911 he was working as a farm labourer at North Frodingham in East Yorkshire.
He re-enlisted on 8th Aug 1915 and was refunded half the money (£9) he had bought himself out with. No 28677 Private Sidney Carlin 18th Hussars won the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the heavy fighting of 13th May 1915 when very heavy casualties were suffered
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So I'm checking to see who our 3 fallen coalition heroes from Camp Taji were (still waiting for NOK) & I see this.

The US military does not have enough missile defense equipment in Iraq, where 5k soldiers are.

#FixIt please @realDonaldTrump, Sir. TY.

thedefensepost.com/2020/03/13/us-…
The Pentagon has released the names of our heroes. The info was harder to find than usual. I will tweet the photos and details below. One Army, one Air Force, and the UK hero was Army. Also two Marine Raiders killed elsewhere this week. RIP.

thedefensepost.com/2020/03/13/ira…
US Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts, 28, of Owasso, Oklahoma.

US Army Spc. Juan Miquel Mendez Covarrubias, 27, of Hanford, California.

#HonorThem

stripes.com/news/middle-ea…
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#ObituaryOfTheDay
HC GM Khan, 9th Bn CRPF
Martyred in Anantnag 16 yrs ago
#ObituaryOfTheDay
25 yrs since this Khalsa of Gobind fell, fighting in the lands brought back into the folds of the Motherland by his forefathers.
NEVER forgotten
#ObituaryOfTheDay
In memory of the 16 men lost to avalanches in Sonmarg and Gurez this day in 2012.
God Bless them
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Folks, yesterday was the 74th anniversary of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny.
I guess not many remembered.
Here's a short thread on that.
A beautiful piece on the Royal Indian Navy mutiny - the final straw that broke the Empire's back.
Worth a read.
tribuneindia.com/2006/20060212/…
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Photo: Indian Naval ratings march in Bombay in defiance of the Empire.
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My great grandfather’s name was Zygmunt Modelski. He was deported to Auschwitz on August 8, 1941 where he died March 30, 1942. #Auschwitz75
My three great uncles Teofil, Zygmunt, and Jerzy were also deported to Auschwitz and survived. My grandfather was the only one to escape. Here you can see Teofil speaking about Auschwitz’s “Black Wall” sfi.usc.edu/video/teofil-m…
Teofil was later transferred to Buchenwald, where he was liberated by American soldiers including my Jewish great uncle Norman Krasna, whose film of the camp is an invaluable historical source of the atrocity: collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog…
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🏴 January 19th 1990 : #HolocaustDay 🏴
Exodus of #KashmiriHindus or KP Exodus 1990

Hindus of Kashmir were forced to flee Kashmir as a result of being targeted by JKLF and Islamist insurgents during late 1989 and early 1990
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#KashmiriHinduExodus
#KashmiriPandits
Out Of the approximately 600,000 + Hindus living in the Kashmir Valley only 2,000–3,000 remain there
Goals:Islamisation, ethnic cleansing, independence from India, merger with Pakistan, Sharia law
#KashmiriPandits #KashmiriHindus #KashmiriPanditsGenocide #KashmirExodus1990
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Methods Used Yo Target Hindus : Rape, targeted killing, murder, kidnapping

Resulted in : 1400+ Dead Lakhs of People displaced and Mass Migration of #KashmiriHindus to other States.

Never Forgive Never Forget

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#KashmiriPandits #KashmirExodus1990 #Kashmir

#LestWeForget
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I'm a little late, but with Remembrance Day having passed two days ago, I always remember Remembrance Day 2015 really stuck with me because of what I observed at the ceremony.
During the playing of the Last Post, a veteran (who had to be in his 90s) who was wheelchair bound, got on his feet to salute and during the playing of the Last Post and the Reveille, you could see he was crying. I have no idea what he was thinking about, but it broke my heart.
That always stuck with me, because it was clear the day was emotional for him and I have no doubt he had to endure some awful shit during the war.

That's why I wear a poppy - to remember people like that man who took up the call, but also came back with painful emotional scars.
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1/ It’s #RemembranceDay2019 and I’d like to share my thoughts on what both remembrance and service mean to me.

Let’s start with remembrance - the intent of this day is to remember those who went before us and “gave their tomorrow’s for our today.”
/2 What did they give their lives for? In the words of the Constitution it could be “peace, order and good government”, or it could be something else, something more profound?
3/ I’m leaning towards something more profound. What does it mean to be Canadian? To me anyways it means to be part of a society that values individual freedoms and social co-operation.
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Last night, Don Cherry made comments that are wrong in describing Canadians' remembrance of our veterans. His remarks don't recognize the contribution of Canada's diverse communities. I hope we can turn this into a moment where we can learn about about all who have served. 1/7
All Canadians should remember the sacrifice made by the Chinese Canadian community, like #Vancouver-born, Frank Wong. He was on Juno Beach & was there for the liberation of Holland during the Second World War. 2/7
veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembranc…
Canadians also remember Jeremiah "Jerry" Jones of Truro, Nova Scotia who enlisted in the 106th Battalion. He fought during the Battle of Vimy Ridge & was posthumously awarded the Canadian Forces Distinguished Service Medallion for his heroic actions. 3/7
veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembranc…
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#LestWeForget that today is not all about male sacrifice & achievement. A thread of some Scottish women who did their bit. 👇Dr Flora Murray ran military hospitals in Paris, London & Boulogne. She wrote about the challenge of being taken seriously as a female dr. Say what? /1 Black and white photo of Flora Murray
Give up a little of your #RemembranceSunday thoughts to the 24,000 women who volunteered in the Scottish Women's Hospitals which recruited widely & operated in France and in Serbia. These women were legends. The HQ was on St Andrews Square in Edinburgh where Tiles Bar is now. /2 Newspaper cutting about the Scottish Women's hospitals
#WeWillRememberThem This achievement is the greater cos when Dr Elsie Inglis went to Edinburgh Castle to volunteer to organise hospitals, she was told 'Dear Lady go home and sit still' Luckily Elsie didn't. She died in 1917 having inspired all around her & saved 1000s of lives./3 Elsie Inglis in uniform
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They fought to fight for Canada.

They fought for the chance to give their lives for Canada.

They fought for your right to choose.

They are Us. 🇨🇦

#LestWeForget | #RemembranceDay
Canadian soldiers of South East Asia Command in WWII.

Canadian soldiers of No. 2 Construction Battalion in WWI.

Private Buckam Singh was born in India, came to Canada in 1907, and enlisted in the CEF in 1915. He was treated at LCol John McCrae's hospital.

#LestWeForget
"We thought that serving in the armed forces would be an opportunity for us to prove to the general public that we are loyal Canadians...that we have no hesitation to don the King's uniform and go overseas to fight for our country."

Sergeant Roy Mah is Us.🇨🇦
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On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme.
None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why.
The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. Once there, the bodies were draped with the union flag.
Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and a Colonel Gell selected one body at random. The other three were reburied.
A French Honour Guard was selected and stood by the coffin overnight of the chosen soldier overnight.
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Behind all great women are more great women.

On the eve of #RemembranceDay2019, meet one of those great women: Beatrice Nasmyth. #LestWeForget #cdnmedia
Her name was a footnote in a story I recently read about Roberta MacAdams, #AB’s 2nd female legislator elected in 1917.

Unfortunately, Nasmyth’s inspiring story has largely been lost to time even though the Stratford native was a trailblazer for equal rights in Canada.
When WW1 broke out in 1914, she rushed to the frontlines. Writing for the @theprovince, Nasmyth would often go to great lengths to have her stories describing the horrors of the Great War smuggled back to 🇨🇦, defying government censors.
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#ObituaryOfTheDay
Khalsas of 10 SIKH and 20 SIKH, KIA in the accursed Valley this day in 1990 and 1999 respectively
#ObituaryOfTheDay
Martyrs of CRPF - 30 Oct
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Capt Rudolph David Rosario, VrC (P)
This day in 1962, he was commanding a company of 2 Sikh LI at a bridge on the Sela-Jang Road, short of Tawang.
The enemy was nearing.
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Thread. 😊 After operation #MarketGarden75, German High Command regarded the Allied bridgehead north of the Waal River as a severe threat. It might be used as a springboard to the north and cut off the 15 Army in the western part of Holland and threaten the plains of NW Germany.
Hitler ordered offensive operations in the Arnhem-Nijmegen area, also known as The Island.
As a result Germans targeted the Waal Bridge at Nijmegen constantly. Bombers, frogmen with mines, midget submarines and artillery.
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#ObituaryOfTheDay
Sqn Ldr Jehangir Merwan Engineer (Retd).
Martyred this day in 1965 when a PAF pilot shot down his unarmed civil registered Beechcraft airplane ferrying the then CM of Gujarat, Mr Balwant Rai Mehta.
The enemy we faced then was just as unethical as he is today.
#ObituaryOfTheDay
Sep Davinder Singh, 14 Sikh, died for the country in the accursed 'Jannat' 19 yrs ago
#LestWeForget
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Keep coming back to the first 2 paragraphs of the 1st leaflet published & distributed by the anti-Nazi White Rose Movement whose members were executed in 1943 for peacefully pointing out the inhumanity of their government's actions whiterosesociety.org/WRS_pamphets_f…
#Resist #ResistTogether
"Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government"
#Resist #ResistTogether
"Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day?
#Resist
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Do you feel it?

It's everywhere, permeating our consciousness.

We're at a turning point. A crossroads.

➡️ We can keep the status quo, let #ConcentrationCamps multiply on US soil, deaths pile up, we KNOW where it leads.

↩️ Or we change direction, take the less traveled path.
@ifindkarma @jomareewade @B52Malmet @DemocracyStorm @funder @ProudResister @docrocktex26 @AdamParkhomenko @TrinityResists @Amy_Siskind Don't you know
They're talkin' 'bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
And finally the tables are starting to turn

#NoKidsInCages #NoConcentrationCamps
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*Thread*

To mark #VEDay and 74 years of peace in Europe, we’re telling the stories of two WW2 veterans, Sid and Franco. Sid’s from Cardiff, and Franco settled in Swansea after the war. His son Andre is a #swansea4europe member.

#EU #Peace #LestWeForget
@WalesForEurope Sid from Cardiff, now 94, fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany during WW2.

He says: "My main reason for everything is keeping Europe together, for peace in the world."

#VEDay #EU #Peace #LestWeForget

Watch Sid here:
@WalesForEurope Sid is AMAZING. You can find out more about his story and watch the full interview here (with thanks to @WalesForEurope) 👇

It's the BEST 6 minutes you'll spend today 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧🇪🇺

#VEDay #EU #Peace #LestWeForget

flic.kr/p/TEv4CW
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#ObituaryOfTheDay
Martyrs of CRPF - 30 Apr
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Rifleman Dhonkal Singh, Maha Vir Chakra (Marnoparant), Sixth Battalion The Rajputana Rifles
Fell in Uri on 30 Apr 1948, paving the way to victory for his comrades.
Here's his story ..
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#ObituaryOfTheDay
This day in 1948, in Uri, at 0715Hr, 'A' Compny 6 RajRif captured its assigned objective as part of the battalion operation to capture a feature overlooking the Nalwa Picquet, which was considered vital for the defence of Uri.
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