Saturday, 25 February 2017

Nelson's Carribean Hellhole: How Empire ate its own Children (again!)

Human history is one of seeking profits by rulers at any human cost. Sam Willis' excellent Beeb 4 doc on the subject of the Empire's Fleet in Antigua's aptly named English Harbour shows again that it wasn't just imported slave labour that paid with their lives for the affluence of Britain's ruling class: British navvies did so too.

Watch it here or remain terminally ignorant forever.

2 comments:

  1. Available only in the UK... unfortunately.

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  2. F*cking Beeb: too 'fair and balanced'! ;-)

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