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Title:The Idea of a British Imperial Army
Author:Killingray, DavidISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:20
Issue:3
Pages:421-436
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Great Britain
colonial territories
Subjects:colonization
black soldiers
colonialism
Military, Defense and Arms
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181123
Abstract:From the late 19th century to the 1930s the main buttress of Britain's overseas military commitment was the Indian Army. From the first World War up to 1950 a recurring them in British imperial defence thinking was the idea that the African colonies should make a greater contribution to the defence of the empire. This article analyses the parliamentary and press lobby in Britain for a Black army, the attempts by the War Office to raise an African army and the policy of the Colonial Office which changed from opposition to agreement. Notes, sum.
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