Forogtten: The African Colonial Soldiers of WW2 (Presentation)

Forogtten: The African Colonial Soldiers of WW2 (Presentation)

8th November 2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AFRICAN TROOPS IN BURMA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR (SE 1884) Troops of 11th East African Division on the road to Kalewa, Burma, during the Chindwin River crossing. © IWM.

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.

On Remembrance Sunday 14:30-16:00, Learning Through the Arts will host a presentation via Zoom reflecting on the contributions and 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 presentation accompanies an exhibition in Stevenage museum and Is funded by the Heritage Fund

You can find tickets to this presentation here

We will be running a final presentation on the 26th November, tickets can be found here. 

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