In 1956 – the USSR was corrupted by Khrushchev’s corruption – and the Revolution lost its essential Marxist-Leninist character! Russia has been dealing with loss ever since the Russian Socialist Revolution of 1917! Today, many ordinary Russians hold right-wing and far-right viewpoints – believing that the West is attempting to corrupt the pure ‘White’ Russian character with ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘homosexuality’! It is perhaps one of the greatest ironies that these ideas of social organisation and tolerance toward ‘difference’ actually originated within the Soviet Union and spread to the West – permanently effecting Western cultural development forever! Our grandfathers and great grandfathers fought in WWI and WWII – and we are very proud of them!
Around three million Czarist Russians were killed and/or wounded (fighting as an Ally of the UK) during WWI between 1914-1917! During 1917 – the Russian
Master Chan Tin Sang (1924-1993) fought in the People’s Militia in Hong Kong! Between 1941-1945, the Hakka Chinese people of the New Territories Area lost
Our paternal grandfather was a frontline British soldier during WWII whose regiment stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day – and landed in Caen in wooden gliders just before the beach landings of June 6th, 1944. We are proud of his service in the fight against fascism!
As a working-class family with many surnames and ethnic strands, we have been proud of our ancestors who served in the British Armed Forces and
Today, a padded envelope arrived containing ‘five’ 50 pence pieces (or ‘coins’) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the British D-Day Landings at Caen and Normandy.