History GCSE: WW1 - The World's War

Historian David Olusoga explores the contribution of black people and colonial troops to World War One.

Each film focuses on those who made it a truly global conflict - the four million non-white, non-European troops and ancillaries who fought and died alongside European troops, to ensure the survival of their imperial masters.

How the colonies made WW1 a global war
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The Chinese Labour Corps in WW1
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The Belgian priest and the colonial troops in WW1
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La Force Noire - West African troops in the French army
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The African American war hero who had to fight for France
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Overcoming racial stereotypes in France in WW1
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Indian soldiers and friendship in WW1
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Voices of Indian soldiers in WW1
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The Indian flying ace of WW1
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British Indian soldiers who deserted to get home
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