As part of Black History Month, we look at the often forgotten story of the Black African-Caribbean men who joined the British Army during the Great War or who served in the ranks of the British West Indies Regiment on the Western Front.
Below are some books relating to the subject of Black soldiers in WW1. Click on an image to be taken to it’s Amazon page. Buying these books this way helps support The Old Front Line. Thank you!
The story of William Robinson Clarke, the Black pilot who served in the Royal Flying Corps, is told in my book Great War Lives, published by Pen & Sword:
These photographs are kindly reproduced here courtesy of writer and author, Rachel Manley. Rachel featured in our 2016 documentary Last Heroes of the Somme for Channel 4. It was a great privilege for me to spend time on the battlefields with a member of the Manley family.