Forgotten: British African Colonial Soldiers of WW2 (St Albans Cathedral)

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Forgotten: British African Colonial Soldiers of WW2 (St Albans Cathedral)

Date/Time:
1st October 2020 - 1st November 2020
12:00 am

Location:
St Albans Cathedral
Sumpter Yard,, St Albans,, Hertfordshire,, AL1 1BY



 

Over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France and Burma – the largest single movement of African men overseas since the slave trade.

This presentation, provides an insight into some of contributions and the sacrifices made by African Colonial Soldiers on the part of the British Empire during Second World War, through the perspective of The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF).

This project will feature an exhibition at St Albans Cathedral highlighting and celebrating the stories of African soldiers and their contribution during the Second World War. The project will also feature an online prsentaion on the 8th of October.