Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness by Richard Smith
Published by Manchester University Press on March 15th 2010
Genres: Military, Social Science
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.