Soweto school strike and uprising 1976. The walkout by pupils at Orlando West Junior School in Soweto on 30 April 1976 in protest at being taught in Afrikaans was the fuse of the movement that came to be led by Nelson Mandela and which overthrew apartheid in South Africa. By June, Soweto was in revolt and some 600 people had been killed by the police and army. But the uprising established the jailed Mandela’s ANC as a guiding force for liberation and was immediately heeded in Britain.
Snapshot of Chinese submarine 372. A submarine is launching a missile on the sea. The submarine (hull number: 372), a new-type of conventional submarine commissioned to the South China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), berths at a naval base located at the Yalong Bay in Sanya city, south China's Hainan province. (Chinamil.com.cn/Wan Juncheng)
This poster depicts two People’s Liberation Army soldiers holding two books. The left book read “Soviet Army Defeated 1,200,000 German Nazi, Italian, Japanese and other countries’ soldiers during World War Two” and the right reads “Chinese People’s Liberation Army defeated 8 million soldiers from American Imperialist sponsored Chiang Kai-Chek’s army. At the bottom, defeated Americans hold dollar sign flags, and in writing it says “Next year we can accumulate 3 million soldiers”...FEB16
The Battle for Normandy: A British soldier in Caen after its liberation, gives a helping hand to an elderly lady amongst the scene of utter devastation. The town had been substantially destroyed during the bombardment, leaving large numbers of the population homeless. By Capt. E G Malindine, No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit. (rw)