Thursday 19 June 2014


Tanks in Glasgow, in 1919, ready to shoot the people.10,000 troops armed with machine guns, tanks and a howitzer occupied Glasgow's streets. (Website)

The First World War helped to make the peoples of Australia, Ireland, India and Scotland more keen on independence.

In the First World War, the mortality rate for the British Army was 12 per cent.

But for Scottish troops the mortality rate was 26 per cent.

The UK military used crucifiction as a punishment. THE EVIL MILITARY

In 1913, in the UK House of Commons, a bill to give Scotland independence passed its second reading.

But it got no further than that.

Martin Pugh in History Today - A Nationalism Born of the Great War

London does not like to lose its colonies.

The people of Glasgow wanted better conditions.

In 1919, a Scottish trade union opposed the abolition of rent restrictions and wage controls.

It organised a 40 hour strike.

The London government sent 12,000 troops, six tanks and lots of machine-guns to Glasgow.

I Belong To Glasgow: Bloody Friday

Tanks in Glasgow, in 1919, ready to shoot the people.

"A 4.5 inch Howitzer was positioned at the City Chambers, the cattle market was transformed into a tank depot, Lewis Guns were posted on the top of the North British Hotel and the General Post Office, armed troops stood sentry outside power stations, docks and patrolled the streets." - Battle of George Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People got hurt.

"The seriousness of the government's intent can be gauged from Regulation 965 about how to deal with 'civil unrest': 'It is undesirable that firing should take place over the heads of the rioters or that blank ammunition should be used.'" - BBC NEWS.

The Cairo Gang.

In 1920, in Ireland, London government security agents called the Cairo Gang were killing civilians.

The London government's secret agents fired into a crowd at a Dublin football match, killing 14 people.

In 1919, in India, the British military massacred around 1,000 non-violent protesters at Amritser.

Glasgow housing

The London government allowed Scotland's industries - shipbuilding, textiles, steel and heavy engineering - to wither and die.

After World War I, unemployment remained much higher in Scotland than in England.

Martin Pugh in History Today - A Nationalism Born of the Great War

Martin Pugh’s book is Britain: Unification and Disintegration 

Rank Country 2012 GDP per head ($) 

5 Australia $44,407 

7 Ireland $43,803 

14 Scotland $39,642 

18 United Kingdom $35,671 

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At 20 June 2014 at 01:05 , Blogger bill mclean said...

More should read this - I will spread it as far as I can!

At 20 June 2014 at 03:21 , Blogger Unknown said...

I am with Bill on that one, I knew most of this but then I like history, how many people younger than I am do, not many I bet.

At 20 June 2014 at 09:09 , Anonymous Mike said...

I'm sure there are a lot of people in England who would like to get rid of the London Gov too. I was thinking about that Lady Di quote; "there are dark forces at the heart of british politics."
We all need to get rid of the demons that torment us.

At 20 June 2014 at 20:37 , Blogger Spike1138 said...

At 7 March 2015 at 15:09 , Blogger Aveeral said...

great...truth must be put out (Y) !

At 15 January 2018 at 11:42 , Blogger Lenny said...

It all sounds like the governments of today (like they will ever change) pointing their guns in the face of anyone who speaks against their tyranny. Thanks for true History and not the fake stories they tell us in school.


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