Africa's Forgotten Soldiers

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by soren1941, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    I find the word 'Forgotten' very emotive, in Nigeria, Zimbabwe(Rhodesia) and Kenya the Regiments with a direct lineage to their WWII predecessors still remember their forebears and old comrades, and are taught the Regimental history, I was priveledged to attend the launch of the Rhodesian African Rifles History in London 2 years ago and at that even several former soldiers from the RAR attended (at the Regimental Association's expense) - the RAR were very active in Burma against the Japanese.
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    The word "Forgotten" was used by the 14th Army and I am sure that if you were to speak and ask our Italian campaign Veterans, they will tell you the same, especially following "D" Day.

    No excuses, but it could not have been easy allocating troops and equipment, especially to several completely different fronts extending overs different continents.

  4. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Al Jazeera cover this particular subject very well:

    The Burma Boy
  6. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

    There is a screening of 'The Forgotten Heroes of Empire', followed by a Q&A 7-9PM, this Friday 5th April 2019, in London, at The Frontline Club, a few minutes walk from Paddington Station. Two passages that explain:
    Details on: The Forgotten Heroes of Empire: Screening + Q&A You have to pay for a ticket (£12.50p). The club is mainly for journalists, but ordinary mortals are welcome and some of their meetings are good value. They do have a YouTube channel, so it very likely that the event (not the film) will be available that way afterwards.
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the heads-up. I attended something similar at the Hatchards book store (Piccadilly) the other week.

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