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 ...
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Posted on 17 February 2010.
In 1991 Stephen Bourne and his adopted aunt, Esther Bruce (1912-94), collaborated on her autobiography Aunt Esthers Story. This is now recognised as one of the first books to document the life of a Black working-class Londoner.
In 2007 Bourne assisted in the production of a short documentary, also called Aunt Esther's Story, with no money, ...
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