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Bonfires – When Britain retreated from the colonies

Here’s an interesting piece of information about what the British did as they retreated from their colonies:

“Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official review has concluded.” Read more here

“Fifty-year-old documents that have finally been transferred to the National Archive show that bonfires were built behind diplomatic missions across the globe as the purge – codenamed Operation Legacy – accompanied the handover of each colony.” Read more here

Don’t think it’s good for conversation with the average British person because they still don’t know they had colonies!