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Black poppies : Britain's black community and the Great War

Author: Stephen Bourne
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2014.
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In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their Mother Country. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the First World War, men managed to join all branches of the armed forces and black communities made a vital contribution, both on the front and at home. By 1918 it is estimated that the black population had trebled to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bourne, Stephen.
Black Poppies : Britain''s Black Community and the Great War.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bourne
ISBN: 9780752497877 0752497871
OCLC Number: 888744148
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Introduction; Black Britain 1555-1919: A Chronology; Black Poppies Q & A; Part I: The Armed Services; 1 Lionel Turpin: A Lad in a Soldier's Coat; 2 Walter Tull; 3 All the King's Men; 4 Norman Manley; 5 British West Indies Regiment; 6 A Jamaican Lad, Shot at Dawn; 7 A Black Tommy at the Somme; 8 Seaford Cemetery; 9 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'; 10 William Robinson Clarke: A Wing and a Prayer; Part II: The Home Front; 11 An African in Truro; 12 The Two Josephines; 13 Mabel Mercer; 14 Amanda and Avril. Part III: The 1919 Race Riots15 Ernest Marke: 'We were just a scapegoat'; 16 London's East End; 17 Butetown, Cardiff; 18 Liverpool and the Murder of Charles Wotten; 19 Black Britain, 1919; Further Reading; Television programmes viewed for Black Poppies; About the Author; Copyright.
Responsibility: Stephen Bourne.

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In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their Mother Country. By 1918 it is estimated that the black population had trebled to  Read more...

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