Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness by Richard Smith ISBN: 0719069866 Published byManchester University Press on March 15th 2010 Pages: 192
Len's Summary: Scholarly examination of the experiences of West Indian soldiers in WWI and the war's impact on growth of nationalism and the pro-independence movement in Jamaica. Readers will recall that West Indian troops -- unlike French colonial troops -- were employed exclusively as laborers, not riflemen, on the Western Front.
On Saturday March 12 the WW1HA hosted its first ever online quiz night. This was a fun way to get geographically distant members together virtually. We are considering doing this a few times a year.
The next issue of World War One Illustrated (WWOI) will be printed shortly. Members/subscribers should receive their printed issue in the next month or so.
Members are encouraged to participate in the monthly online seminars hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; and we plan to announce a gathering of WW1HA members at the National World War I Museum’s Fall 2022 symposium. Stay tuned!
Do you have a special interest or knowledge regarding a WW1 topic? Consider sharing your knowledge by writing an article for WWOI or a shorter blog post (500 – 1,000 words) for the WW1HA Facebook page. Talk to Editor Ed Klekowski (email@example.com) or Charles Van Way (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Finally, you can always reach out to me with your thoughts or questions.