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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:06 pm
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:54 pm
Billy Hughes was an original.. honest and to the point, and told the truth as it was at the time. No bullshit. We could use him today, assuming he had mellowed on the racial stuff (some of our troops were escorted across the Indian Ocean on their way to Gallipoli by the Japanese cruiser Ibuki, and also supported at Cocos)
The main speaker on the poster the Australian Prime Minister Billy (the Little Digger) Hughes in February 1919 led the opposition to a statement supporting racial equality being included in the Covenant of the League of Nations. The clause being
"The equality of nations being a basic principle of the League of Nations, the High Contracting Parties agree to accord as soon as possible to all alien nationals of states, members of the League, equal and just treatment in every respect making no distinction, either in law or in fact, on account of their race or nationality."
He was quoted as saying that 95% of Australians would not accept racial equality - autres temps, autres moeurs but it does help to suggest the sort of meeting this was.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:03 pm
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:04 pm
Certainly got involved in many things - pre WW1 she was an Irish Home Rule supporter (born Norah Doherty in Dublin) in 1914 she did time in Holloway with Emmeline Pankhurst. She did time there again in 1940 this time with Diana Mosley. In 1932 -4 she was assistant to William Joyce (latter Lord Haw Haw). But I haven't come across any Kitchener conspiracy stuff.
http://www.bbc.co.uk...7zp_640_360.jpg she's the one in the middle.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:55 pm
Hello Centurion, found my notes on the Lord Kitchener and Jutland Publicity Committee -Oops, made an error. Mrs. Dacre Fox is NOT listed as being involved. I was getting her confused with Lady Edith Fox-Pitt, apologies. Too much seasonal cheer seems to have got me muddling Foxes. Regards, Michael Bully.