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The Resource Mother Country

Mother Country

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Mother Country
Title
Mother Country
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Summary
Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the 'front line' during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities like Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, London and Manchester, and many volunteered as civilian defence workers, such as air-raid wardens, firefighters, stretcher-bearers, first-aid workers and mobile canteen personnel. Many helped unite people when their communities faced devastation. Black children were evacuated and black entertainers risked death when they took to the stage during air raids. Despite some evidence of racism, black people contributed to the war effort where they could. The colonies also played an important role in the war effort: support came from places as far away as Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Nigeria. Mother Country tells the story of some of the forgotten Britons whose contribution to the war effort has been overlooked until now
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Bourne, Stephen
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Military
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Mother Country
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:31d652aa-8267-4f7d-8999-717b5e24a790
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780752496818
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mother Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:31d652aa-8267-4f7d-8999-717b5e24a790
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780752496818
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
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