AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
Re: Canadian War Timeline
In Response To: Canadian War Timeline ()
Thanks so very much for your link to Canada's War website. The newspaper articles were astounding. I plugged the word Negro into its search engine and found so much information on the experience of the black military.
Whether our ancestors or relatives were in Canada or not, the newspaper articles offer an incredible view and viewpoint of WWII. The news article about the German prisoners of war objecting to a black soldier guarding them stopped me in my tracks. The Canadian Military bowing to the wishes of a racist nation defended by an army that was ready and willing to destroy Canadians, Canadians of Color, Jewish people, Slavs, writers, intellectuals, artists, homosexuals, the lame, sick and weak...did I miss anyone? leaves me speechless.
I am sure that Bennie McRae's Military Forum would appreciate this link too. In his research, Bennie has chronicled the close history of black Canadians who fought in the US Colored Troops in the Civil War. Canada has the distinct honor of having the most number of soldiers/sailors of all foreign countries who fought for the Union's US Colored Troops.
Thank you again.
K Wyer Lane
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