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Black poppies : Britain's black community and the Great War ([Updated] edition)

By: Bourne, Stephen

0750990821 / 9780750990820
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20 cm 254 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Previous edition: 2014.

In this updated edition of his acclaimed study of the black presence in Britain during the First World War, Stephen Bourne illuminates fascinating stories of black servicemen of African heritage.

These accounts of the fights for their `Mother Country' are charted from the outbreak of war in 1914 to the conflict's aftermath in 1919, when black communities up and down Great Britain were faced with anti-black `race riots' despite their dedicated services to their country at home and abroad.

With unprecedented access to the wartime personal correspondence of the Jamaican siblings Vera, Norman and Douglas Manley, Bourne helps bring to light the day-to-day trials, tribulations and tragedies of life on the battlefield.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWN First World War, JFSL3 Black & Asian studies

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