Tag Archives: British Empire

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 8th March, 1906 : The British Empire occupies one-fifth of the land surface of the globe and has a population of 400,000,000, according to a Government Blue Book of 300 pages, published today and … Continue reading

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november memories / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th November, 1926 : The British Empire had an historic facelift today. An Imperial Conference in London announced that Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland will be self-governing dominions. Under the Crown … Continue reading

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may memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st May, 1903 : The Tariff League was launched today in London at a meeting to promote a preferential trading system within the Empire. Joseph Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, is its sponsor and he … Continue reading

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july memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th July, 1913 : Germany and Turkey have given way to British pressure and agreed to abandon plans for a rail link to the Persian Gulf. The deal should allay Britain’s fears surrounding the … Continue reading

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october memories / 11

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th October, 1939 : Thousands of Australians will be trained to be part of a huge air defence network for the British Empire. The Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, said tonight that air power could … Continue reading

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