Our World War Two Digital Living Memorial website features the previously untold and newly discovered stories of the men and women from different races, cultural backgrounds and service experience who made a huge contribution to Britain’s victory over Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
Join us in watching video summaries of the veterans’ lives during the war, as told by them, and be informed about the war’s impact on their families and communities in the UK and abroad.
At the time, Britain laid claim to a large proportion of the world as its Empire and so called on the colonies to make generous contributions to aid the war effort. We take a special look at the often ignored personal stories of volunteers from Africa and the Caribbean.
These captivating accounts will tell of the veterans’ individual sacrifices and legacies through film, as well as letters, photographs and wartime memorabilia. With the then Empire’s overall population approaching 500 million people, you will learn about the sometimes harrowing experiences of African and Caribbean servicemen and women who expressed their loyalty to the flag of the “Mother Country” by volunteering to fight in the war.