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Saturday, 17 November 2012
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: THE BLACK PEOPLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR EFFORT: WE WERE THEIR:
Its hard to believe that the British Army had a rule that anyone with an Asian or Negro facial feature cannot become an officer in the British Army, meaning you cannot be commission as a Officer in the British Army before the first world war. But as always some one is always going to beat the system, and when war broke out between Germany and Britain and her Allies France in particular, not one but two mix race young men, one a footballer with a well know North London Team, Tottenham Hot Spurs and another more Academic young man who has attend University and gained a degree, the young man pass him self off as white and got commission in the British Army, thus becoming the First Black Officer to become a full fledged Commission British Officer and joined the Artillery Regiment. The second Officer came up the ranks and got commission into the Army as an officer, so at one stroke the very thing they objected to in the first got side step and two Black Men Fought in the 1st World War for King and Country.