Nearly nine months after the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939, the Phoney War had come to an end. The German armies advanced westward, as French and British troops were pushed further toward the coast. General Viscount Gort, the Commander of the British Expeditionary Force, ordered a retreat to the nearby port of Dunkirk. Government … Continue reading The Orations of Winston Churchill: “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”
In a previous post, the #RhodesMustFall movement appeared to be the pinnacle of anti-colonial movements at institutions in South Africa and the United Kingdom. The proposal of removing the statue of Cecil Rhodes, the former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and ardent imperialist, grew in popularity over the past several years. Although Oriel College … Continue reading #VictoriaMustFall?