Daily Archives: February 25, 2019

EVENT: CHINESE LABOUR CORPS: The Forgotten Men of World War I

Wednesday 27 February, 1-4.45pm   Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham Between 1917-1920, 140,000 Chinese men travelled from Shandong on China’s East coast to the other side of the world to support the British, French and Russian armies with manual labour during WWI, remaining in Europe until 1920 clearing battlefields. Who were these men and why did …

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