West Indies Calling -1944: West Indians in London -video

Have you seen this from the 40’s!!!  Makes me proud to know the contribution W. Indians have made and are still making to British society!.   Heritage of your fore fathers

West Indies Calling – ‘Calling the West Indies’ – 1944
In this film, made during the Second World War by the Ministry of Information, a group of West Indians, led by Una Marson and Learie Constantine, assemble at Broadcasting House in London. 
They describe to listeners of a popular BBC radio series, ‘Calling the West Indies’, how people from the Caribbean are supporting the war effort. Constantine speaks about factory workers, and introduces some war-workers, including Ulric Cross, a bomber navigator from Trinidad. Cross tells of his work in the RAF and Carlton Fairweather introduces a film about lumbermen from British Honduras. The film ends with a dance in the BBC studio. (Stephen Bourne)
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Comments

  • Barbie Gibson  On June 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Very good … love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Augustus Corbin  On June 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Our history must be told to all. Gus C in Boston

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