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How Gandhi Ruined A SWADESHI Freedom Fighter?

Was Gandhi’s Great Granddaughter was the only one to commit fraud? Let’s Learn About The Cheater.

This is the story of Gandhi cheating freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram Pillai famously known by the epithet - Kappalottiya Tamizhan.
VOC launched Swadeshi Steamship company in 1906 to compete and break the monopoly of British India Navigation company as he felt that British make money through trade. But British got him under sedition charges and he lost all the money fighting court cases and the steamship
company was liquidated.
South Indians in South Africa collected money for VOC and handed it over to Gandhi. VOC, then under dire poverty, corresponded with Gandhi for more than 5 years but never got the money from Gandhi.
Between the middle of 1915 and early 1916, Gandhi
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08 May
Khalsa of Gobind.
Hung on for nearly two weeks before finally losing the battle to injuries sustained after getting trapped in an avalanche in the world's highest battlefield.
God bless his soul
30 years since these Himveers gave up their lives for the sake of the Motherland
Four full years since this young Kashmiri life was brutally ended .. Three full years ..
Let that sink in ..
Lt Ummer Fayaz, 2 RajRif Image
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#Herdenken is niet alleen stil staan bij het verleden.

Maar ook bewustwording van het 'nu'.

#vrijheid is kostbaar, kwetsbaar en bijzonder.

Het is geen recht.

Het is een geschenk dat overal en altijd onder druk staat.

Lief #Nederland,

#Herdenken = #respect = #onbetaalbaar
#vrijheid kent geen politiek overtuiging,....

kent geen kleur, afkomst, leeftijd, geloofsovertuiging, geslacht,.....

Ongeacht wie je bent, wat je doet, waar je bent,....

#vrijheid maken we samen, met,.... en zonder maatregelen,....
Mijn respect voor Roxanne van Iperen!! Sterke woorden,... Met een oorverdovende inhoud!
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Always sobering to note that the year my Dad was conscripted to go fight in Vietnam my birthdate was also among the dates selected.

No idea what I would have done

Also sobering to go with your Dad to the War Memorial and see him point out and talk about a few of the names on the Honour Roll because they were his mates.

Talking about the jobs they did in Australia, wehre they were from...
It's why I always have a desire to go slap anyone in the face when some blowhard in the media or poltics suggests the youth need conscription
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Lt Gen HC Datta, PVSM (Retd), 5/8 GR (Sirmoor Rifles), former GOC-in-C Central Command
This veteran of 1947-48 and 1965 wars and author of "Indian's Military Power: A General Reflects", passed away this day last year at a ripe old age of 95.
God bless his soul.. Image
Add two more names to the above list.
The price of your and my liberty is really steep indeed. Thank God for such men who willingly pay it on our behalf.
God bless their souls
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#TodayInHistory More than 1000 killed and countless injured at #JallianwalaBagh on Baisakhi in 1919 under the orders of Gen Reginald O Dyer. #LestWeForget #JallianwalaBaghMassacre
Jallianwala Bagh,a name that evokes painful memories in our history, a reminder of the brutality of the British rule. It was a place I actually visited in 2001, walked through the narrow entrance, stood on the ground stained with the blood of Indians.
The backdrop to Jallianwala Bagh was the Ghadr mutiny, which planned for a large scaled armed uprising against the British that was crushed by the British. #JallianwalaBaghMassacre
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#TodayInHistory Chattrapathi Sambhaji Maharaj is executed in 1689, after being brutally tortured by Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam. The day on which he made the supreme sacrifice for Sanathana Dharma #LestWeForget
Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l
Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll
Coming from the same legacy that confronted death,
Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu.
Quite often, growing up in the shadow of a banyan tree can be quite inhibiting, however much you grow, and you shall always look small against the banyan. In a sense that was what happened to Sambhaji, the son of Sivaji.
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This is depressing, I thought we were way past this, alas, the divisiveness perpetuated by those in charge leads to this... this is outside my local gurdwara in Kent .... #racism #hate #Neonazi #nazi #Fascism #race #sikh #notohate #hopenothate
Thank you for your support; Gravesend has diverse and generally cohesive community, and people from all races and religions attend our magnificent guru ghar; this person was taught to hate, and is in the minority; a minority given a voice; let’s drown this hate out... 🙏🏾
Unfortunately there are ghouls that perpetuate this hate and seek to divide, it comes from the top, with lies and blame of others for their own failings and lust for power and greed. Generations before us fought against this hate #lestweforget
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#BlackHistoryMonth: Staff Sergeant Stevon A. Booker

1/1 "My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind—accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers."-The Army Non-Commissioned Officer's Creed
2/9 Stevon A. Booker, born in Michigan but raised in Pennsylvania, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Tanker in 1988. Serving during the 1991 Gulf War, Booker stayed in the Army to make a career out of it.
3/9 By 2003, Staff Sergeant Booker was now a M1A1 Abrams tank commander in 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) as it advanced north from Kuwait to Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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While we celebrate #RepublicDay today, it is also the anniversary of a particularly painful event in Indian History, the Battle of Tallikota on this date in 1565, that led to the defeat of Vijaynagara, and the devastation of Hampi by the Bahmani Sultans. #LestWeForget
This thread on Tallikota, is going to be quite a painful and depressing read,in fact I was not even sure about sharing it, on #RepublicDay, but going ahead. If you really are not in the mood for it, feel free to skip it.
The decline of Vijayanagara had actually begun after Sri Krishna Deva Raya's death with constant power struggles for the throne, and Rama Raya’s tactics of playing off one Bahmani Sultan against another.
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#TodayInHistory Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the father of India’s nuclear program, founder of TIFR and Atomic Energy Establishment at Trombay, one of the most brilliant minds ever, dies in a rather mysterious plane crash in 1966.
He was born into a well to do family in Mumbai on October 30,1909 to Jehangir Hormusji Bhabha, a prominent Parsi lawyer, and Meheren. He was related to prominent Parsi businessmen like Dinshaw Petit and Dorabji Tata.
He attended Royal Institute of Science in 1927, and his uncle Dorabji wanted him to do engineering so that he could join Tata Group. However his main interest was physics, and he had no desired for Engineering. #homijehangirbhabha
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How many are aware of this parade?
#Lestweforget, supremacists are sill around us, although not dressed as clowns. Some may have horns! #NoPardonForTrump #nopasaran…
A brief history of marches that are not taught in schools. Trump encouraged supremacists. #NoPardonForTrump…
The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek.
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“I am just an ordinary man and not a very bright man.”
#LalBahadurShastri passed away rather "mysteriously" in Tashkent after signing the peace treaty with Pakistan in 1966. A great soul who never really got his due. #LestWeForget
Shastri took over as PM,when India was facing one of it's worst crisis ever. Nehru had passed away due to a heart attack in 1964, the country had faced one of it's worst military defeats to China, 2 years before.
At first glance he never seemed like a likely leader, with his unassuming build and soft spoken nature, nor did he ever aspire for power. He considered himself quite an ordinary man, and was content being in the background. #LalBahadurShastri
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#TodayInHistory Ram Prasad Bismil,Ashfaqullah Khan and Roshan Singh are hanged in 1927, as they give up their life for the cause of freedom and inspire many a revolutionary. #LestWeForget
Shahjahanpur was a hub of revolution during the freedom struggle. Most of the revolutioaries in the North, were from this town. And among them, the most famous were two friends, whom destiny would bring together- Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan.
Ashfaqullah Khan was born at the turn of the 20th century on October 22, while Bismil was born 3 years earlier on June 11, in the same town. Both of them were excellent writers in Urdu and Hindi.
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The #freedoms we enjoy came at an enormous cost. The contribution to #WWI and #WWII required mobilizing our people and our #NaturalResources.

#Wood was vital to every soldier – for living quarters, food and ammunition crates, trenches, and yes, coffins.
Serving mainly in #Scotland and the #BritishIsles during both World Wars, the #Canadian Forestry Corps (CFC) provided lumber for the Allies. Assembled in November 1916, the CFC was composed of dozens of forestry companies. Loggers also occasionally served as infantry.
Known as “the Sawdust Fusiliers,” the men continued their military training on Saturdays after their week’s work in the woods. Rifle range practice, training with bayonets, and tactical exercises helped prepare the CFC to protect residents and neighbouring airfields.
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I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Master Warrant Officer (Retd) George Chow, who bravely served Canada during the Second World War.
He was a part of the first Canadian gun crew to shoot down a German plane. He fought on the beaches of Normandy. He did not shy away from being at the ready to serve. Upon returning to Canada, he continued to serve as a Gunnery Instructor. He was honourably discharged in 1963.
His service & legacy has been recognized through numerous war medals, Canadian Forces Decoration & The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. These awards and accolades cannot measure the lasting impact George’s service will have on generations of young Canadians.
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Today, Canadians proudly mark Indigenous Veterans’ Day. We recognize the contributions and remember the sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis in uniform.…

This year, as we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, we remember Veterans like Willard Bolduc of the Ojibwa Nation. He earned the Flying Cross for his brave actions as an air gunner during bombing raids over occupied Europe.… Image
And Mary Greyeyes, a Veteran who served in the Women’s Army Corp during the #SecondWorldWar. She is the 1st Indigenous woman to join the @CanadianForces. She was from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. #IndigenousVeteransDay #LestWeForget… ImageImageImage
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CWGC - Südfriedhof - Cologne NRW Germany. Tram from Cologne Hauptbahnhof to Barbarossaplatz, then cross the road and pick up the 12 tram to the terminus at Südfriedhof.
#RemembranceDay #LestWeForget
From the red dot on the map (tram terminus) to the Englischer Ehrenfriedhof is a bit of a walk for those with mobility issues.
Main gates and entrance:
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Good Morning Alamein!
Alamein station opened in 1948. Originally on the outer circle line (no station) the section of the former outer circle railway from Riversdale to Ashburton was extended to Alamein in 1948.

Alamein line 1950…
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Fri 28 May 1948 Page 5
The station served a new Housing Commission estate that had been constructed for people who were displaced after World War II. Named after the WW II battlefield in North Africa.
Alamein station in Egypt 1942.
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Naik Subash Thapa, 3/5 Gorkha Rifles.
This 25 year old Bir Gorkhali soldier, hailing from Bagdogra, was martyred on the LoC this day last year in Naushera.
Today is his first martyrdom anniversary.
Remember him, anyone? ImageImageImage
The local community came together and ensured that their young martyr is immortalized, forever inspiring the next generation, many of whom too will join the Indian Army like Subash and countless others before him.
Balwan Jat, earned a Kirti Chakra for himself at only 24 yrs of age, making the supreme sacrifice in the process. Image
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These two 'Grinders' were eaten up by the accursed 'Jannat' 18 years ago Image
Nk Sovaran Singh, 5 RR (Jat)
Yet another name amongst the 1000s that have made the supreme sacrifice fighting Pakistan sponsored terror Image
Martyrs of CRPF - 24 Sep
Includes six boys of the 137th Battalion that fell together in Manipur this day in 1997
#LestWeForgot Image
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Casteron railway was a NW branch from the Portland line at Branxholme. Opened 1884 and closed in 1977. Prior to WW2 there was a daily train to Hamilton. The line was 32 miles in length.
Casteron station and yard. Looking east, towards Hamilton.…
Not dated, probably c. 1930s
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100 years ago #OnThisDay (3 Sept), a gallant last stand took place at a place called Samawa in Iraq. 30 Dogras of C squadron of 10th Hodson’s Horse were surrounded by overwhelming odds.

They had become stranded during a retreat from a railway station inside a carriage of an armoured train. They continuously engaged the attacking force (about 4000 strong) in the hope that the main camp would hear the firing and send a relief force.

This was not to be and their officer, Capt Oswald Russell encouraged the men to fight to the last bullet. Attempts were made to burn the carriage. They held off the attackers for several hours and by 4pm, Russell who was by then wounded, told the survivors to try and escape.

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