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Colonies & Colonials  

World War II
Colonies and Colonials

There are thousands of books on World War II but in how many will you find even a mention of the contributions by Britain’s colonies?
This book summarises the military contributions and the many other forms of assistance, such as raw materials (e.g. bauxite, copper and oil); meat, fruit and vegetables; clothing and military equipment, and the millions of pounds in financial assistance provided by the Colonies.
Africans, Indians and West Indians in the military fought on many fronts (e.g. Ethiopia, Somaliland, Egypt, Libya) and were crucial to the conquests of Italy, Madagascar and Burma. Their Pioneer (i.e. labour) Corps were equally crucial in the Middle East, repairing/building roads, bridges and keeping supply lines going.
There was also a ‘Home Front’ in the Colonies. Though they were not bombed, U-boats cruised the Caribbean Sea and sank many merchant vessels, whose crews had to be rescued, housed and fed. Trade union and other ‘activists’ were deemed ‘subversives’ and were jailed; some were killed. The many forms of racial discrimination in the Colonies and Britain are sketched.
The large military, naval and air bases established in many colonies caused considerable disorder. There was often a shortage of food; millions died of famine in India.
The conferences, public meetings and other political actions by people of African and Asian origins in Britain are outlined.
This book also provides a glimpse of American interests in Britain’s colonies.


ISBN: 978 0 9519720 7 6
First Published: 2013
128pp, £6 inc. p&p

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Britain and the Slave Trade Albert Makaula-White Ernest Bowen

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Britain, the slave trade
and slavery

ISBN: 0 95 19720 5 7
Published 2007
Out of Print
  The life and times of
Albert Makaula-White

Published 2012.
24pp, £3 inc. p&p
  Ernest Bowen and
the printer's unions

ISBN: 0 9519720 3 0
Published 1999
104pp, £6 inc. p&p
Pastor Daniels Ekarte   Malcom X   Pan African Congress  
Pastor Daniels Ekarte
ISBN: 0 9519720 1 4
Published 1994
Out of Print
  Malcolm X
Visits abroad

ISBN: 978 0 9519720 6 9
Published 2010
189pp, £7.50 inc. p&p
  Manchester and the 1945
Pan African Congress

ISBN: 0 9519720 2 2
Published 1995
80pp, £5 inc. p&p
Savannah Press 2013