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0750990821
Paperback:Black poppies : Britain's black community and the Great War / Stephen Bourne:2019 Paperback Black poppies : Britain's black community and the Great War / Stephen Bourne
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Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2019
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 940.4008
Publisher: The History Press, 2019
ISBN: 0750990821 9780750990820
Control number 0750990821
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Previous edition: 2014
In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their mother country. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the First World War, men managed to join all branches of the armed forces and black communities made a vital contribution, both on the front and at home. By 1918 it is estimated that the black population had trebled to 30,000, and after the war many black soldiers who had fought for Britain decided to make it their home. 'Black Poppies' explores the military and civilian wartime experiences of these men and of women, from the trenches to the music hall.
WAR, Warfare and Defence
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0750994355
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Paperback:Under fire, black Britain in wartime 1939-45:2020 Paperback
Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 941.084
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: The History Press
255 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0752456105
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Paperback:Mother country, Britain's black community on the home front, 1939-45:2010 Paperback
Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 940.5308
Publisher: History
158 p., [16] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0750990139
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Paperback:Playing gay in the golden age of British TV:2019 Paperback
Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Entertainment
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 791.4565
Publisher: The History Press
224 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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