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Much of the geographic and ethnic divisions currently seen in Kenya were established and encouraged during British colonialism. The Kenyan people have sued the British government for human rights abuses commited by their forces. Soldiers who had fought loyally for Britain during World War 2 came back to find white Britsh immigrants living on their fertile land while harassing local women.When Kenyan people fought for their independence, as they were'nt allowed to vote, the British invaders used: Torture Detention camps for up to 70,000 people Castration and blinding Fatal whipping Rape by British soldiers Rape with bottles of hot water The British Army also used Northern Kenya for military exercises. As a result of leaving unexploded munitions behind, hundreds of Maasai...
Opposition against British colonial rule in Kenya culminated in the Mau Mau uprising, which began in 1952. The political changes that took place after independence in 1963 had important consequences for Asians living there. Film clips taken from Mau Mau, showing Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising, made circa 1954. The British commentary encapsulates colonial attitudes of the time. This clip is taken from the Imperial War Museum's new online exhibition - 'Through My Eyes: Stories of conflict, belonging and identity.' The site can be accessed on www.throughmyeyes.org.uk. Read this and other stories in full (Film copyright of IWM Ref: MGH_4805, all rights reserved).
Fort Hall, Kenya. Documentation on file regarding operations against Mau Mau. Various shots, Kikuyu women clearing side of road. Patrol of police, home guard, and Inniskilling Fusiliers walking through the bush. Surrounding Mau Mau huts. Searching the huts, and arresting Mau Mau suspects. Various shots, of suspects being driven away in trucks. (Orig.Neg.) FILM ID:2767.14 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
Recommended further reading - http://amzn.to/2gHCabA In October 1952 the British government declared a State of Emergency in Kenya. Its object: the defeat of "Mau Mau." In the war that followed, fewer than 40 of Kenya’s 40,000 white settlers were killed while more than 15,000 Africans lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands more were arrested and subjected to a humiliating and often brutal process of "rehabilitation." But what was Mau Mau? A movement based, according to the British Colonial Secretary, on a "perverted nationalism and a sort of nostalgia for barbarism"? Or the Land Freedom Army, an organized political and military response to repression and armed aggression? Using newsreel and previously inaccessible archive footage, and drawing on interviews with participants on both s...
The British government has been urged to admit their wrongdoing and pay compensation to Kenyans who were tortured during the fight for the country's independence in the 1950's. A group of four former Kenyan resistance fighters and their supporters are stepping up their campaign for recognition just weeks ahead of a court case against the British government.
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Nairobi, Kenya. General view pan of Nairobi. Long view, street scene in Nairobi. STV.SV. Europeans and natives walking together in street. SV. Two Europeans standing beside newspaper sellers. CU. Newspaper, East African Standard. CU. Still photograph of murdered chief Ndieri. LV. Coffin being carried by natives to burial ground of murdered chief. SV. Natives carrying wreaths. STV. Africans watching. SV. Women native types carrying flowers. STV. Native types gathered round graveside. SV. Africans putting coffin on grave. SV. Kenya Guard of Honour. LV. King's African Rifle band marching toward. SV. Sir Evelyn Baring taking the salute. SV. Lancashire Fusiliers marching past. SV. Crowd watching. SV.SCU. Sir Evelyn Baring, Governor of Kenya inspecting Fusiliers. SV. Police patrol car leavi...
Uploaded on Jan 29, 2013 A deep, inspiring video documenting former Mau Mau detainees from the Kenyan Emergency in the 1950's. This BBC documentary is based on the research of Harvard Professor, Caroline Elkins. This documentary has been part of the evidence supporting the Mau Mau case in London's High Court.
The origin of the term Mau Mau is uncertain. According to some members of Mau Mau, they never referred to themselves as such, instead preferring the military title Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA). Some publications, such as Fred Majdalany's State of Emergency: The Full Story of Mau Mau, claim it was an anagram of Uma Uma (which means "get out get out") and was a military codeword based on a secret language-game Kikuyu boys used to play at the time of their circumcision. Majdalany goes on to state that the British simply used the name as a label for the Kikuyu ethnic community without assigning any specific definition. As the movement progressed, a Swahili backronym was adopted: "Mzungu Aende Ulaya, Mwafrika Apate Uhuru" meaning "Let the foreigner go back abroad, let the African regain i...
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Nyeri, Kenya. GV. Pan, Kikuyu countryside and a village. LV. Roadway and village location of Nyeri district. CU. Captured Mau Mau Leader, Dedan Kimathi laying on stretcher after hospital operation to remove bullet from his buttock. SV. Dedan Kimathi laying on his stretcher, man alongside showing the jacket of leopard skin and cap, worn by Kimathi when he was captured. CU. Cap of leopard skin. Kimathi lying on stretcher in background. LV. & SV. The Assistant Commissioner of Police. SV. Corporal Wanjoni, son of Wansali (left) with tribal policeman Ndirangu (right). Ndirangu, the man who shot Kimathi, being questioned by officials. SV. The two men. CU. Ndirangu, pan to CU. Corporal Wanjoni. LV. Dedan Kimathi lying on stretcher covered with blankets, his hands still in handcuffs. SV. Photo...
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www.throughmyeyes.org.uk. Opposition against British colonial rule in Kenya culminated in the Mau Mau uprising, which began in 1952. The political changes that took place after independence in 1963 had important consequences for Asians living there. Film clips taken from Mau Mau, showing Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising, made circa 1954. The British commentary encapsulates colonial attitudes of the time. This clip is taken from the Imperial War Museum's new online exhibition - 'Through My Eyes: Stories of conflict, belonging and identity.' The site can be accessed on www.throughmyeyes.org.uk. Read this and other stories in full (Film copyright of IWM Ref: MGH_4805, all rights reserved).
History Day Documentary on the Mau Mau Crisis The Culmination of one year of Research, Editing and Writing. Got 2nd Place at Denver City Competition for senior individual documentary. Footage Courtesy of British Pathe Archives, the Imperial War Museum, and the BBC Editing, Writing, VO, Research, Interview done by Jack Baker Special Thanks to Ed Glassman, Marshall Clough
As a historian, what if you took the entire premise of your research and turned it upside down? What if what you found was not a story of rehabilitation, but a story of torture, murder, and massive cover-up? Ten years of work by Caroline Elkins, a professor of history at Harvard University, exposed a massive cover-up by the British Empire in colonial Kenya. What was billed as a rehabilitation program during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950's was in fact widespread torture and murder of the Kikuyu people. Elkins sits down with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast to discuss her research and her role as an expert witness in the landmark court case of a group of elderly Kenyan's seeking reparations from the British government. Elkins teaches the online course "Africa and Africans: The Making of a...
Mau Mau Uprising The Mau Mau Uprising, also known as the Mau Mau Revolt, Mau Mau Rebellion, or Kenya Emergency, was a military conflict that took place in British Kenya between 1952 and 1960. -Video is targeted to blind users Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA image source in video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69AzARzxCk
The Mau Mau Uprising, also known as the Mau Mau Rebellion, Mau Mau Revolt, or Kenya Emergency, was a military conflict that took place in British Kenya[B] between 1952 and 1960. It involved Kikuyu-dominated groups summarily called Mau Mau, the white settlers, and elements of the British Army, including local Kenya Regiment, mostly consisting of the British, auxiliaries, and anti-Mau Mau Kikuyu.
by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
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Your old men back into their graves
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And he stole the eggs of the dinosaur
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flashin' sunshine children
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When you were very young
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