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A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War.

Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic.

Yet from the moment the guns fell silent the role of non-white soldiers was forgotten. The World's War brings to life the searing experiences of the hundreds of thousands of non-white troops whose bravery contributed to the final Allied victory.

©2014 David Olusoga (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Michael Gayle
  • 28-01-2018

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Great knowledge that was shared in this book and found it really good to listen too.

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  • Mr. Mark Vincent French
  • 19-10-2017

Fascinating

A sad & fascinating story that should be more widely known.I highly recommend this book. A great read.

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  • Robert Steer
  • 05-12-2020

Fascinating

Really quite in depth and covers a lot of ground! An important part of recent history that is often overlooked. Masterfully read though some bits are certainly heavy going. an enjoyable and educational read nonetheless.

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  • Jonathan F. Vernon
  • 19-10-2020

Brilliantly informative and engaging

Such a joy to have a book of such scope read with such clarity and ingenuity. Every voice and accent is subtly and gently given to easily differentiate the voice of the author from the racial, cultural and class multitude who are quoted. Not only will this have me look out for more written by David Olusoga, it will also see me keeping an eye on narrations by Nigel Carrington.

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  • J H Matthews
  • 04-02-2019

A very skewed view of the first world war.

This book was written with an extremely anti British point of view. I'm afraid the author has the 'racism' card firmly in his hand when writing.

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