Military records are precise and concise and convey very little about the reality of war. As a family we do not subscribe to the notion of imperialist war, but we are proud that our grandfather volunteered to join the British Army to fight fascism in the 1940’s.
The Zulus represented an ‘African’ form of modernity that clashed with its European counter-part.
Later, extraordinary young men would come forward to lead the British working class such as Wal Hannington – who was charged under the 1797 Incitement of Mutiny Act in 1925 and imprisoned for a year – for daring to tell the British establishment that working class people were starving and needed help from a fairer society.
Millions of working class men were sacrificed for royal egos during WWI.
This extraordinary man became first the Communist MP in the British Parliament by default – crossing the floor from the Liberals to represent the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) in 1920.
Polish people may well be from another country, but their European ethnicity runs the UK – albeit in its distinct British form. I condemn any and all crimes against Polish people, but do not believe that they are the victims of post-Brexit ‘racism’ in the manner that Black, Asian and Chinese people in the UK are (a subject the British media is quiet about). To the British media it seems that hate-filled prejudice is only reportable if white people are suffering it.