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Fighting for Britain : African soldiers in the Second World War

Author: David Killingray; Martin Plaut
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based mainly on oral evidence and soldiers' letters, tells the story of over half-a-million African troops who served with the British Army in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy, and Burma. Looks at the impact of army life and travel on the men and their families, and the role of ex-servicemen in post-war nationalist politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Killingray; Martin Plaut
ISBN: 9781847010155 1847010156 9781847010476 1847010474
OCLC Number: 429027308
Description: xi, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Africa 1939 --
Recruiting --
Army life --
Indiscipline, strike & mutiny --
War --
Going home & demobilisation.
Responsibility: David Killingray ; with Martin Plaut.

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The first major study of the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of African soldiers who served with the British army during the Second World War.  Read more...

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[An] impressive study. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW An important scholarly contribution, but which, with its sweeping introduction and engaging style, can be read by all for pleasure and profit. BBC HISTORY Read more...

 
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