BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament Week

The Lords:

¶ Shuddered at the pacifism of the Labor Government as militarist Baron Middleton challenged "The British Army has now fallen below its strength in 1895 . . . and yet . . . and yet since 1895 we have taken over the control of the Sudan and accepted the mandates of Palestine and Mesopotamia" (called "Irak" by younger men).

Barked Viscount Allenby, Conqueror of Palestine: "Our armed forces have been a great universal police force. We must keep them at such strength that we can . . . safeguard...

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