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DIVIDED BY RACE UNITED IN WAR AND PEACE

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They had fought under the British flag and risked their lives to keep the country free from Hitlers Nazis only to have to fight another battle to be accepted as UK citizens. This is the story of the virtually untold history of black servicemen who fought for the Allies in World War Two, returned home to Africa and the Caribbean, and then immigrated to the UK as civilians in the post-war period. The personal stories of 14 former military personnel black and white are revealed in moving, often witty testimonies, with some unexpected surprises. A beautiful documentary telling the hidden stories of thousand of African and Caribbean, black women and men who fought for the United Kingdom. Its our duty to keep their stories, our history, alive.

"They came they saw and together they conque ...

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Titre : DIVIDED BY RACE UNITED IN WAR AND PEACE Version(s) disponible(s) : Anglais Date : 2013 Origine : United Kingdom Format : 57' Realisateur : Marc Wadsworth

 

 

 

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They had fought under the British flag and risked their lives to keep the country free from Hitlers Nazis only to have to fight another battle to be accepted as UK citizens. This is the story of the virtually untold history of black servicemen who fought for the Allies in World War Two, returned home to Africa and the Caribbean, and then immigrated to the UK as civilians in the post-war period. The personal stories of 14 former military personnel black and white are revealed in moving, often witty testimonies, with some unexpected surprises. A beautiful documentary telling the hidden stories of thousand of African and Caribbean, black women and men who fought for the United Kingdom. Its our duty to keep their stories, our history, alive.

"They came they saw and together they conquered. Twice within the last hundred years in the two world wars, whose centenary and 75th anniversary respectively are about to be celebrated in 2014, the people of Britain and their former colonies came together to protect the values they shared against a greater tyranny. And twice afterwards, they came together to forge the peace. Yet, as Clayton Goodwin reports here, many commentators continue to classify them by the one characteristic that divides them, their race."

Read this great article on New Africa Magazine.

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