Posted on 13 February 2013.
It was during the War of Independence in the colony of America that Britain gained herself these unlikely allies. Black loyalists fought for Britain against the American colonists. Free blacks were joined by thousands of slaves who had been promised freedom and land by Britain if they joined in this battle. The idea of British ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black Britain, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers, Guest Blog Posts, Slavery
Posted on 11 December 2012.
Walter Tull was one of the 1st Black Officers in British Army in WW1. He died leading his men in the Somme. Campaigners are trying to ensure that Walter gets his Posthumous Military Cross that he was recommended for in Dispatches.
Sign the Walter Tull Petition
Walter Tull One of the 1st Black Officers in British Army in WW1. Sign the ...
Posted in Black History, Black Soldiers
Posted on 08 November 2012.
Please find attached to this email an invitation to an event to launch my new book
The Motherland Calls- Britain's Black Servicemen & Women 1939-45 (The History Press) at the BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre) on Friday 16 November from 2-4pm.
I will be introducing screenings of two outstanding, enjoyable and informative BBC TV programmes about ...
Posted in Black History Books, Black Soldiers
Posted on 23 September 2012.
Black British Soldiers in the British Army
Black Presence often comes across details of black soldiers either through searches in libraries or by searching online. I'm also a member of several black history email groups. The article below is extracted from an email by Professor Jeff Green. Who writes books on the Black Presence in Britain. ...
Posted in Black History, Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers, Caribbean History
Posted on 14 December 2011.
Wed, May 3 1995 - Guardian
Black Soldiers in WW2
In the early years of the second world war, Britain made frequent requests for help from its colonies. One man to respond was Billy Strachan. Like most Jamaicans at the time he regarded Britain as his homeland, and enlisting it seemed a natural option.
"I went to the ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers, Black Women, Caribbean History
Posted on 20 January 2011.
Black Romans at Hadrians Wall In the 3rd Century AD. the Libyan born emporer of Rome sent a "Division of Moors" to be Garisoned at Hadrians Wall.In the 3rd Century AD. the Libyan born Emperer of Rome sent a "Division of Moors" to be Garrisoned at Hadrians Wall.
The division was named (Numerus Maurorum Aurelianorum) after ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers
Posted on 10 October 2010.
Black British History went through something of a coming out party in the late 1990's and early naughties. Real interest arose in the contributions of Black people in Britain and The Internet brought forth a whole plethora of sites and snippets of information all with the aim of finally setting the history books straight.
However, during ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Books, Black People in Europe, Black Women
Posted on 07 October 2010.
Warning: Some of this content may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Brilliant Drama about Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army who was also the first black footballer to score a goal in british football. Starring the talented O-T Fagbenle and written by award winner Kwame Kwei Armah
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK
Posted on 23 August 2010.
Far from Home;
A Brief Record of the Life, Military Service and Death of Joseph Gasford; A Black Bandsman of the 89th Foot; Late of St. Domingo and Gosport, Hampshire.
By John D Ellis.
Joseph Gasford was born in French governed St. Domingo, (modern day Haiti and the Domincan Republic), in 1785. Whether he was born enslaved or ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers, Caribbean History
Posted on 08 July 2010.
This clip from a War Department film shows African-American soldiers being trained for combat during World War 2. The Tuskegee Airmen are seen flying fighter planes in the U.S., while other soldiers train in arctic conditions. There's no year given, but it's probably 1942 or 1943.
Posted in African American History, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers
Posted on 08 July 2010.
Throughout History the role of the black soldier has been underplayed in Western Armies. Black people have fought in all the Major European Armies including those of Poland and Germany.
African American troops fought in Both world Wars and subsequent conflicts. African colonial troops fought in the First World War in Europe.
Look through the images ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers
Posted on 13 June 2010.
"Die Farbiger", originally uploaded by drakegoodman.
A coloured French soldier (Troupes de Marine), most likely Senegalese is singled out to have his photograph taken with a Uhlan NCO and military official. Many of the Senegalese and other colonial troops were in the Troupes de Marine and were reported to have fought with incredible valour and great ...
Posted in African History, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers