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THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (LRDG) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR part of "THE BRITISH ARMY 1939 - 1945: THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP" (photographs) A Long Range Desert Group truck halted while its crew enjoy a midday break in the shade beneath the vehicle, July 1942. This shade was sometimes shared by exhausted and migrating birds. Corporal Read, Medical Orderly, is on top of the truck. It was...


Jamaican / West Indian women recruits for the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1943 (women's branch of the Army in the UK). Afro-Caribbeans are the descendants of West Africans shipped in the slave trade to the West Indies (to English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies founded from the 16th century). Since World War II many Afro-Caribbeans have migrated to North America and to Europe, especially to the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands.


In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.

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Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia

Available in: Paperback. Convict Maids looks at female convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to New South Wales between 1826 and 1840. Deborah