Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Africans Fighting the Japanese

Nigerians made up more than half of the total force of 90,000 West African soldiers deployed to South-East Asia after 1943, as part of the British army’s 81st and 82nd (West Africa) Divisions.

Allied commander General William Slim did not mention the African soldiers in his speech thanking the 14th army and seventy years on, many remain bitter that their contribution was never recognised fully.

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