Happy Chinese New Year 2017

As we leave the year of the Monkey and enter the year of the Fire Rooster our best wishes for good health, good fortune and prosperity, may great things lie ahead for us all. 恭喜發財!

The War Office performed a remarkable about turn

[A]t the end of last month the War Office performed a remarkable about turn. Having been utterly opposed to the hiring of Chinese labourers before the Battle of the Somme, it’s now clear that the manpower situation has entirely changed. This could be…

The Shanghai War Memorial

Photograph of the 1924 unveiling of the Shanghai War Memorial to the Great War. The memorial was built to commemorate around two hundred Shanghai expats (from the Allies) who died in the Great War. It is worth remembering, of course, that…

A contemporaneous report of a Chinese Labour Corps camp under bombardment.

[Date of incident referred to is Saturday 29th September, 1917.] We had been in our tents a couple of hours, when Fritz returned once more, and drop bombs in a camp of Chinese Labour Corps, killing a few and wounding…

Warwick event, 1st December 2015

« Les travailleurs chinois en France pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale »

« Les travailleurs chinois pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale » Lieu : Institut Confucius, 22 allée François Mitterrand, 49100 Angers Dates : du 28 mai au 30 octobre 2015. Horaires : le lundi de 14h à 18h, du mardi au vendredi de 10h…

What should we remember?

An interesting question was posed in a report by Austrian researchers into commemoration. But what should we remember if existence and memory are no longer part of what we remember? It’s a great little sound-bite, but what does it mean? Ultimately,…

A comment on the campaign

It has taken a century for the truth to be acknowledged. Mark O’Neil, Chinese in Britain plan monument to World War One workers

A message from New Zealand

My father Frederick James Hall was injured at the Battle of the Somme and after his recouperation in the UK was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the Chinese Labour Corp of the Devon Regiment. By the end of the…

Why I signed the petition…

I am a British soldier and you are free today because of these men and women who assisted Britain in WW1. Russ, Chorley Sign the petition here.

Why I signed the petition…

I have only recently discovered that the Chinese contributed to the war, and am disappointed how we have just been wiped away and forgotten after the war… Christine, London Sign the petition here

Why I signed the petition

It’s an injustice that these people have never been recognised as to their support in the Great War. James, Liverpool Sign the petition here


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