On Remembrance Sunday, remembering non-white soldiers

We’re not talking small numbers, after all. Over a million Indian troops gave service alone, and died in huge numbers. The Caribbean – with its tiny population in comparison to India – sent nearly 16,000, the majority from Jamaica. Chinese workers were co-opted to do menial tasks, Africans from British and French colonies were conscripted, and in Britain itself, black British soldiers such as Walter Tull also served. How many of their names are remembered by the general public or taught in schools? [link]


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