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Five Members of the West Indies Auxiliary Territorial Service Sitting on a Military Vehicle, 1943-47 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
In the early stages of the Second World War black Caribbean women wishing to support the war effort were given little support or encouragement by the British government. Voluntary groups in the West Indies were given no financial support from the War Office in London and those wishing to travel to Britain were dis...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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Group Portrait of West Indian Detachment of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1943 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
The Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was established in September 1938. As well as Britain, recruits were sought from the Dominions, India and the West Indies. Six hundred West Indian women volunteered of whom half stayed in the Caribbean while 200 served in the United States and 100 in Britain. One of...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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West Indian Member of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), 1943-47 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
In October 1943 a group of 30 women from across the Caribbean arrived in Britain. Motivated by loyalty to the 'mother country', they were the vanguard of over 100 West Indian women eventually recruited to the ATS in Britain. Despite the wartime personnel shortage these pioneers faced a long struggle to be accepted...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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