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Wednesday, 21 November 2012
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: BLACK PRESENCE IN THE BRITISH MILITARY: WE WERE THEIR ALWAYS !!!!!!!
Black people have been in the British Military going back centuries, but we will look at specific battles and later on the general role of Black in the British Forces. Lets take the second world war, where the highest ranking Black Man in the British Forces was Squadron Leader Ulric Cross who fought with bravery and skills be fitting any British Pilot during the Second World War. you wont find him in many books or the British History Book of the Second World War. 16,000 West Indian troops served in world war one (1914 - 1918 ) but at the end of the war and the way they were treated, men like Trinidadian Leader Ciprisani and Jamaican Michael Manley were both in World War 1 these men got involved in politics.