Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

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During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest single movement of African men overseas since the slave trade. This account, based mainly on oral evidence and soldiers' letters, tells the story of the African experience of the war. It is a 'history from below' that describes how men were recruited for a war… (more)

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Publisher: James Currey (October 17, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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