• History

    Last South African witness to Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt March passes away

    Makan, who died on Thursday, was also a well known Gujarati leader in South Africa and spent his entire life in the service of the community in various capacities, including serving as chairman of the Hindu Seva Samaj of the old Transvaal province and on a number of religious, cultural and educational bodies of the community. He also played an instrumental role in attempts to revive the Tolstoy Farm, once a thriving commune near Johannesburg, started by Gandhi during his stay in the city.

    9 day(s) ago

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  • History

    Historians to Explore Comparisons between the Covid-19 Pandemic and World War II

    A series of posts on the Reflections in War and Society blog will begin May 15, published by the Dale Center for the Study of War amp; Society at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). On March 31, U.

    Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the Covid 19 pandemic is the worst crisis since World War II because the virus threatens every nation.

    At the epicenter of the pandemic, President Xi Jinping invoked the People s War, fought against the Japanese Army during World War II, to explain how China would win the battle against the disease.

    Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare broadcast, urged her subjects to emulate the discipline and resolve that Britons displayed in World War II.

    efforts to fight the virus called for shared sacrifices like Americans had made during World War II, drawing a parallel between young men volunteering to serve in the military and workers sleeping on the floor of PPE factories.

    These historical references to a global conflict that symbolizes duty, unity, and above all victory make sense for leaders who need to rally their countrymen, but one has to wonder: are they true?.

    10 day(s) ago

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  • UAE: 75 years after end of second world war, multilateralism remains essential

    NEW YORK, 13th May, 2020 (WAM) The UAE has emphasised that multilateralism and international cooperation remain essential to resolving global challenges at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and lessons learned for preventing future atrocities. "While we commemorate the end of the Second World War on European soil, its consequences had a direct impact in the Middle East that is not often part of the European narrative.

    The balance of power and geographic divisions made at the end of the First and Second World Wars by the victors determined the boundaries and new fault lines of the Middle East in a way that still has far reaching ramifications today," said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE''s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

    11 day(s) ago

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  • History

    Dominion’s last surviving Second World War veteran celebrates 95th birthday

    READ MORE: Signs along the road to Auschwitz : a Holocaust survivor s story MacNeil said he doesn ''t think the soldiers who died want to be remembered as heroes, "just the fact that they did the job. ".

    11 day(s) ago

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  • History

    Nostalgic Nuggets: When Mahatma Gandhi watched his only Hindi film

    From coming up with one''s first film in the silent era (1929) and launching the careers of some of the iconic personalities of the Hindi film industry in the 1950s and 1960s, producer director Vijay Bhatt had a series of achievements in both pre independent and post independent India. After all, there are not many film directors whose films were screened for national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi.

    Bhatt enjoyed this privilege with his film ' Ram Rajya' released in 1942, which was Bapu''s only Hindi film he watched.

    12 day(s) ago

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