Category Archives: War

Red Cross Parcels

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact is:- On 12 April 1912 Clara Barton died (born Dec 25, 1821).  Founder of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross food parcels were, and still are, the salvation of many a person … Continue reading

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A righteous man hanged

As Christians approach Holy Week and South Africa protests against Jacob Zuma’s continued Presidency I was reminded that 9 April is the anniversary of the hanging of Lutheran pastor and theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, at Flossenburg, by the Nazis, only days … Continue reading

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The shortest war in history (27 August 1896 – for 38 minutes)

The Anglo-Zanzibar War took place on 27 August 1896, lasting only 38 minutes before Sultan Khalid bin Barghash surrendered. In 1890 Britain and Germany signed the Heligoland-Zanzibar treaty drawing up spheres of influence between the imperial powers in East Africa; … Continue reading

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