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"Together" from Britain's Imperial War Museum

Hello Military Historians:

In March of this year I posted a magnificent on line exhibition from Britain's Imperial War Museum on the World Forum. It was before Afrigeneas created this (also magnificent) Military Forum. So in case you haven't seen it yet, the url is listed below.

I've found an interesting exhibition at the Imperial War Museum's website. "Together" tells the story of the men and women of color who contributed to the WW II effort. Sometimes we forget that Black Britain existed long before African-Americans arrived in England on their way to the beaches of Normandy. The Imperial Museum didn't.

Its fascinating war chronicle includes men and women of color from Britain, Jamaica, Canadia, India, Sri Lanka and the many islands in the Caribbean, East & West Africa and South East Asia. Their stories are presented through photos, journals, and audio.

You will love the photos of RAF bomber pilot Robert Ngbaronye of Nigeria, of the women from the Trinidad Base Command, Port of Spain...can you pick out the three who are sisters? My favorite is of King George VI with a group of merchant seamen at the Liverpool Docks.

Bless them all for the part they played in ending the tyranny in Europe and Asia.

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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