Further reading about the British West Indies Regiment and black soldiers in the First World War

Early Accounts

Aspinall, Algernon E. - ‘The West Indies & the War’,Overseas, 12, 1917, 55-7.

‘British Island Colonies & the War’, The Times History of the War, XVI, 1918, 73-108.                                    

Cundall, Frank - Jamaica’s Part in the Great War 1914-1918, London: West India Committee, 1925.

De Lisser, H. G. - Jamaica and the Great War, Kingston: Gleaner Co., 1917.

“Fusilier” - ‘The British West Indies Regiment’, United Empire, VII, 1916, 27-9.

Horner, A.E. - From the Islands of the Sea: Glimpses of a West Indian Battalion in France, Nassau: Guardian, 1919

Johnstone, Harry H. - The Black Man’s Part in the War, London: Simpkin, Marshall & Kent, 1917.

Ogilvie, Charles M. - A Diary of the Great War, Kingston, 1919.

Ramson, Rev. J.L. - “Carry On” or Papers from the Life of a West Indian Padre in the Field, Kingston: Educational Supply Co., 1918.

Wood Hill, Lt. Col. - A Few Notes on the History of the British West Indies Regiment. n.p., n.d.

More recent books and articles

Barbeau, Arthur E. & Henri, Florette - The Unknown Soldiers: African American Troops in World War 1(revised ed.), New York: Da Capo Press, 1996.

Buckley, Roger Norman - Slaves in Red Coats: the British West India Regiments, 1795-1815, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1979 [historical background]

Cipriani, A.A. - Twenty-five Years After: The British West Indies Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918, Port of Spain: Trinidad Publishing Co., 1940

Dallas, Gloden & Gill, Douglas - The Unknown Army: Mutinies in the British Army in World War I, London: Verso, 1985

Dyde, Brian - The Empty Sleeve: the Story  of the West India Regiment  of the British Army, St. Johns, Antigua: Hansib, 1997.

Elkins, W.F. - ‘A Source of Black Nationalism in the Caribbean: the Revolt of the BWIR at Taranto, Italy’, Black Power in the Caribbean, New York: Revisionist Press, 1977.

Fryer, Peter - Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain, London: Pluto, 1984.

Green, Jeffrey - Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain 1901-1914, London: Frank Cass, 1998.

Grundlingh, Albert - Fighting their Own War: South African Blacks in the First World War, Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1987.

Howe, Glenford D. - Race, War and Nationalism: A Social History of West Indians in the First World War, Kingston, Ja.: Ian Randle, 2002

Howe, Glenford D. - ‘Military-Civilian Intercourse, Prostitution and Venereal Disease Among Black West Indian Soldiers During World War 1, JCH, 31:1 & 2, 1997, 91.

Joseph, C.L. - ‘The British West Indies Regiment 1914-1918’, Journal of Caribbean History, 2, 1971, 94-124.

Levine, Philippa - ‘Battle Colors: Race, Sex, and Colonial Soldiery in World War I’, Journal of Women’s History, 8:4, 1998, 104-130.

Lotz, Rainer & Pegg, Ian (eds.) - Under the Imperial Carpet: Essays in Black History 1780-1950, Crawley: Rabbit Press, 1986

Lunn, Joe - ‘“Les Races Guerrieres”: Racial Preconceptions in the French Military about West African Soldiers during the First World War’, Journal of Contemporary History, 34: 4, 1999, 517-536 [good article for background]

May, Roy & Cohen, Robin - ‘The Interaction Between Race & Colonialism: A Case Study of the Liverpool Race Riots of 1919’, Race & Class, 14:2, 1974, 111-126.

Morrow, John - The Great War: An Imperial History, London: Routledge, 2004

Omissi, David - Indian Voices of the Great War, London: Macmillan, 1999.

Oram, Gerard - Worthless Men: Race Eugenics and the Death Penalty in the British Army During the First World War, London: Francis Bootle, 1998.

Panayi, Panikos (ed.) - Racial Violence in Britain in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries, Leicester University Press, 1996

Reed, Paul - 'Black Soldiers in the British Army, 1914-1919', Stand To! April 1997, 10-12

Ruck, Calvin - Canada's Black Battalion: No. 2 Construction 1916-1920, Halifax, Nova Scotia: SPPBCNS, 1986

Smith, Richard - Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Masculinity and the Development of National Consciousness, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004

Somerville, Christopher - Our War: How the British Commonwealth Fought the Second World War, London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998.

Tabili, Laura - "We Ask For British Justice": Workers and Racial Difference in Late Imperial Britain, Ithaca: Cornell University Press,  1994

Vasili, Phil - ‘Walter Tull, 1888-1918: Soldier, Footballer, Black’, Race & Class, 38: 2, 1996, 51-69