Black Tommies - WW1 School Project

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As part of ‘The Great War’ Centenary events and Black History Month, Year 6 pupils at Wellesbourne Primary worked alongside School Improvement Liverpool to celebrate the contribution made by Black British Soldiers during World War One. Pupils were filmed reciting the poem ’Man v Land’ by local poet Curtis Watt, whilst dressed in costumes from the World War One era. Curtis’ poem is based on ‘Black Tommies – British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War’ written by local historian Dr Ray Costello. His book is the first dedicated to recognising their service within the regular British army, opposed to overseas units.
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