British West Indies Regiment at Amiens


The Germans were often offended to find themselves fighting British or French colonial troops. The Germans somehow preserved an idea that it should be a white man's war. However, the allies relied heavily on forces from all over their respective Empires. Here you can see soldiers from the West Indian Regiment on the Albert-Amiens Road in September 1916. The British West Indies Regiment (BWIR) saw service on the Western Front, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Mesopotamia.


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