Operation Granby: The 1st Gulf War.

Operation Granby

Operation Granby. Ended 28th February 1991 On 20th August 1990 forces of the Iraqi Army entered and occupied the Gulf State of Kuwait. The action was widely condemned, and major powers worked via the United Nations to reach a peaceful resolution to the occupation. As diplomats attempted to use peaceful methods to remove Iraqi troops … Read more

Women’s Suffrage: Representation of the People Act (1918)

Women's Suffrage - Representation of the People Act 1918

On February 6th, 1918, Parliament voted into law the Representation of the People Act. This Act of Parliament gave some women in the United Kingdom the vote. This landmark piece of legislation followed decades of campaigning by various Women’s Suffrage groups. The Government granted voted the vote during the First World War. The more vigorous … Read more

Liberal Reforms

Herbert Asquith

Liberal Reforms A new unit outlining the legislation passed by the Liberal Government elected in 1906. A period of great change in welfare provision. Legislation was far reaching with acts looking at children, the elderly, workers and the infirm. Working hours and rates of pay were altered. The Liberal Reforms were welcomed by many but … Read more

Seven Suffragist Men

Keir Hardie

Seven Suffragist Men It’s often forgotten that the fight for women’s suffrage wasn’t fought only by females. Among some of the most significant suffragists were men who offered much to the cause. The Turning Point Suffragist Online Memorial has an entry about seven such male suffragists. As Lauriane Lebrun suggests in the opening of the above … Read more

The Emu War of 1932

Emu War, 1932

The Emu War of 1932 if we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these…. it would face any army in the world. They could face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus… That was the assessment of Major Meredith of the Australian Army after his men were routed by a … Read more

What were the Liberal Reforms?

Labour Exchange

What were the Liberal Reforms? The Liberal Reforms were a series of government measures designed to help people who couldn’t help themselves. They included the introduction of National Insurance which included a contribution from the employee, employer and government which would be used to pay sick pay and unemployment benefits; Old Age Pensions were introduced; … Read more

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