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Title:Military and labour recruitment in the Gold Coast during the Second World War
Author:Killingray, DavidISNI
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:labour recruitment
military recruitment
World War II
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181272
Abstract:During the Second World War the British West African colonies supplied raw materials and manpower (from the Northern Territories, Asante, and the south) for the war effort. Although formal conscription was only applied to drivers and artisans, a large number of recruits were forcibly enlisted through a system of official quota imposed on districts and through chiefs. Opposition to military service was widespread. The economic conditions led to discontent in the Gold Coast but did not result after the war in political-activity of ex-servicemen. Notes, sum.