United States-British rivalry in Bahrain
Posted by satyrikon στο Οκτώβριος 10, 2013
From the Daily Telegraph in Britain:
British Library: Post-war American propaganda ‘belittled’ Britain
A cache of newly-released British Library documents discloses the lengths America went to «belittle» Britain in its post-war propaganda, reveals Tom Rowley.
7:00AM BST 10 Oct 2013
From Winston Churchill to David Cameron, British politicians have long boasted of the unlikely achievements of our small island.
But when American propagandists chose to demonstrate Britain’s relative lack of stature after the Second World War by sending the Bahraini royal family a map comparing the British Isles and the United States «to the same scale», British mandarins were not amused.
In a series of letters published for the first time today, the India Office officials accuse the Americans of «belittling» Britain by sending the «offensive» map to Sheikh Khalifah, a member of the royal family and Superintendent of the Bahrain Police. They plan to confront their American…
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