It is often thought that World War One was a European War, fought exclusively by Europeans.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Despite the fact that the mainstream media makes precious little effort to acknowledge the contributions of Non Europeans.  There were lots of Black and Asian soldiers in WW1. Britain ruled India and had colonies in the Caribbean, Africa & Asia, as well as many other places around the world.

These pages show the story of the soldiers who fought in WW1. The information was compiled for a recent exhibition.


Brighton and Hove Black History gratefully acknowledge support from the Sussex Community Foundation