Tag: fire

Kiev uses Joe Stalin’s Burnt Earth Strategy and burns 57,000 tons of grain

A burnt earth strategy for the purpose of destroying the means of livelihood of conquered territories was first practised by the British in South Africa: Commander, Lord Kitchener, devised a scorched-earth policy against the Boer commandos and the Dutch settler rural population supporting them, in which he destroyed arms, blockaded the countryside, and placed the civilian population in concentration camps. Some 25,000 Afrikaner women and children died of disease and malnutrition in these camps, while 14,000 Blacks die.