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Fighting for Britain


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Introduction Africa 1939 Recruiting Army life Indiscipline, strike & mutiny War Going home & demobilisation Ex-servicemen & politics The social impact of war service Postscript


[An] impressive study. * CONTEMPORARY REVIEW *
An important scholarly contribution, but which, with its sweeping introduction and engaging style, can be read by all for pleasure and profit. * BBC HISTORY *
Sober and judicious but also thrilling and dramatic. * AFRICA *
Will become the one-stop reference for research on Anglophone Africa and its soldiers during World War II. [...] Killingray succeeds in putting human faces on some of the nearly one million African soldiers who laboured and fought. * INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES *
Will be the standard work on the subject for years, probably decades to come, an entirely fitting pedestal given David Killingray's leadership in this field. * INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS *
Of particular interest is [the author's] challenge to the conventional wisdom that returning soldiers were the vanguard of independence movements. Recommended. * CHOICE *
The most comprehensive work attempted on the subject thus far. [...] This book addresses issues which will not only appeal to African specialists, and military and imperial historians, but should interest many social, political, cultural, transnational and economic historians too. * REVIEWS IN HISTORY *
[A]n impressive synthesis of primary and secondary sources on Africans' contributions to the British Second World War effort. [...] It is replete with first-hand examples and voices from African men and draws upon a formidable range of materials and sources. * PAMBAZUKA NEWS *
A well written book that makes a valuable contribution and should be read by anyone interested in the Second World War, Africa and/or race and military service. * JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY *
A ground-breaking book which reveals as much about the imperial British as it does about their African subjects. * NORTH SOUTH *
David Killingray's fascinating new book sets out in compelling prose and finely researched detail the extraordinary story of Africa's stalwart and generous support of the Empire's most perilous of wars. * TLS *
A must for those undertaking historical research. * SOLDIER MAGAZINE *

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