The capture of a slave ship by the Royal Navy in 1859, from which 847 enslaved Africans were released.
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Britain's Royal Navy embarked on a huge anti-slavery campaign, but those 'rescued' didn't always feel the benefits.
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Urgent intervention is needed to secure H&W – and other strategic UK industrial assets – before key skills and capacity are irretrievably lost.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
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Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
A Helmandi policewoman is trained to load and fire a weapon in 2009.
Successful counterinsurgency depends on winning the hearts and minds of men and women.
Everything to everyone – or is the F-35 a big expense for not much benefit?
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The most expensive defense program in world history has yielded a multi-role fighter plane that is an inelegant jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.
Nelson had a complicated view of Europe.
Over 200 years ago, Britain found itself isolated from Europe and looking elsewhere for trade. Remind you of anything?
HMS Terror. Engraving by George Back.
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168 years on, experts are finally uncovering the secrets of the Royal Navy's tragic expedition to the Northwest Passage.
Britain’s nuclear deterrent is attached to four Vanguard-class submarines.
Splits over Trident can create stalemate between the UK's forces, but the public needs to debate renewing the deterrent before time runs out.
Made in the UK: nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard and Type 45 frigate HMS Dragon.
The controversy over the BAE Systems decision on warship building has been dominated by myth, emotion and pleading. Arguments are raging about English versus Scottish jobs, about shipbuilding as a key…
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the arms trade.
The announcement that defence company BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at its naval warship yards in Portsmouth and in Scotland will come as a huge blow to those workers, their families and their local…