Dr. Dawg

Camping in Africa

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The inmates were used as slave labour. Above the gates were edifying slogans, such as “Labour and freedom” and “He who helps himself will also be helped”. Loudspeakers broadcast the national anthem and patriotic exhortations. People deemed to have disobeyed the rules were killed in front of the others. The survivors were forced to dig mass graves, which were quickly filled.

No, not Auschwitz, whose slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” may have started a trend.

Welcome to the British Gulag. High time, it seems, for some latter-day mau-mauing.

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