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Review: Chinese Labour Corps Photographs from the WJ Hawkings Collection.

The following is an independent review of the publication Chinese Labour Corps Photographs from the W J Hawkings Collection. The review is by Dr John R A Cleaver, Life Fellow and College Archivist, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Our thanks to Dr Cleaver for making…

Chinese Centenary Commemoration Toolkit

The Ensuring We Remember Campaign if spearheaded by a coalition of major UK Chinese non-profit organisations. To mark today’s centennial anniversary of China declaring war on Germany we reflect on the position of the Chinese community in the UK, whilst…

Chinese Labour Corps Photobook

We are delighted to announce the publications of, The Chinese Labour Corps: Photographs from the WJ Hawkings collection, launched today to commemorate the centenary of China declaring war against Germany and formally joining Britain and her allies in the Great War….

Les camps de travailleurs chinois

Par France 3. Histoires 14-18 : les camps de travailleurs chinois

Tentoonstelling en boek: Vive Labeur

Our congratulations to the City of Poperinge on the Vive Labeur Exhibition. Vive Labeur, Chinese Labour Corps in de Eerste Wereldoorlog Sun Gan Prijs:  € 24,50 (incl. verzendingskosten) Sun Gan is een plattelandsonderwijzer die de kans heeft gegrepen om verre horizonten…

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…

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