Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire | Marc Parry | News | The Guardian

British soldiers assist police searching for Mau Mau members, Karoibangi, Kenya, 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

The Long Read: The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the ground for a legal case that has transformed our view of Britain’s past…

Source: Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire | Marc Parry | News | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire | Marc Parry | News | The Guardian

  1. Clinging on to a disintegrating Empire is one of the saddest and shameful episodes of our past. The awards of £3,800 may seem a lot of money to a poor Kenyan, but I can only imagine what others might have been awarded, had they won such a case. Still, the financial recompense is secondary to that vindication that was the important reason for pursuing the cause.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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