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Forgotten servicemen: West Africa and the First World War
Sat 17 June 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
TALK AND DOCUMENT DISPLAY
Thousands of colonial subjects from Africa fought on behalf of the Allied Powers in the First World War. British West Africans were recruited to serve in the West African campaigns and West African residents in Britain took up the call to arms.
However, the contribution of West Africa to the war remains largely overlooked. This event examines the neglected history of these servicemen in the First World War.
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