Fighting for Britain : African soldiers in the Second World War

@inproceedings{Killingray2012FightingFB,
  title={Fighting for Britain : African soldiers in the Second World War},
  author={David Killingray and Martin Plaut},
  year={2012}
}
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 about which most knew very… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers