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May 2017 Press Release

May 2017 Press Release

Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17TH MAY 2017 Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press COUNTDOWN TO UNVEILING OF HISTORIC MEMORIAL BEGINS….40 DAYS TO GO!!! AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN WAR MEMORIAL The African and Caribbean War Memorial is the first of its...
I have a Song

I have a Song

Actors & Politicians supporting the “I Have a Song” Memorial Aid project. Watch the Video Here… Download the single … From Itunes  or From Amazon Funds raised help to support the work of African and Caribbean...
The Walter Tull Champions Cup

The Walter Tull Champions Cup

The Walter Tull Champions Cup© 2015 The Walter Tull Champions Cup Football Tournament is an FA endorsed youth competition for under 16’s. In October 2015 it had 8 champion winning teams from across the capital competing. The defending 2014 champions were Actual Soccer...
How many African Soldiers?

How many African Soldiers?

War films tend to have whitewashed the army.  Note below the amount of soldiers used from Africa.  They are somehow not represented in movies about world war II, or world war I for that...
Nigeria’s contribution to the War Efforts

Nigeria’s contribution to the War Efforts

The British War Department produced a number of publications marking the contributions of the colonies to World War II efforts. This is about Nigeria:-   “NIGERIA FOR VICTORY: COLONIAL RESOURCES ARE VITAL TO THE WAR EFFORT”   There is no part of the far...
Racial Discrimination  Experienced by the BWIR

Racial Discrimination Experienced by the BWIR

The British Empire in 1914 covered almost 12 million square miles and included 421 million people. Of the 59 million who were not in India (including modern Pakistan and Bangladesh) and the UK, 1.7 million were in the British West Indies. This consisted of the...
The Taranto Revolt

The Taranto Revolt

Following the Armistice in November 1918 the battalions of the BWIR were concentrated at Taranto, Italy, to prepare for demobilisation. However, as a result of severe labour shortages at Taranto they were still required to work; loading and unloading ships, performing...
Food, Clothing & the practicalities of War

Food, Clothing & the practicalities of War

In July 1916, 500 men of the BWIR were sent to fight in German East Africa. There they were engaged in guarding the railway line captured from German forces, manning communications posts, and finding and capturing German ammunition dumps. This was a difficult and...
How the BWIR performed in the War

How the BWIR performed in the War

In 1917 Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig said of the BWIR, “[Their] work has been very arduous and has been carried out almost continuously under shell-fire. In spite of casualties the men have always shown themselves willing and cheerful workers, and the assistance...