Men of a West Indian Regiment | National Library Scotland

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A small number of the 16,000 West Indians who volunteered; ultimately sending two battalions to fight with the Allies. Half a dozen soldiers are standing in a group in the space between their tents supposedly looking at a German aircraft.

Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE FRONT IN FRANCE – Men of a West Indian Regt. watching a Bosche aeroplane being chased by our planes.’

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About Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!
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