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13 February : 'Imagining the West Indian soldier: from empire to multicultural commemoration' with Richard Smith


The role of the 16,000–strong British West Indies Regiment in the First World War has been recuperated from a marginalised afterthought in accounts of the British imperial war effort to occupy a more central, even symbolic, position in contemporary interpretations of the conflict. This process gained momentum during the recent centenary commemorati…

Blacks v. Whites 29 April 1919 Winchester, Hampshire


Blacks v. Whites Fight at Winchester Camp. A dozen men wounded. This shocking headline appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 2 May 1919 to describe events of the previous Monday 29th April when violence broke out between black British West Indian soldiers and white American soldiers serving with British forces who were housed in barracks at Winc…