Closed petition Britain should apologize for forced conscription in her West African colonies.
During WWII, Her Majesty’s Government forcefully conscripted young men from the former British West African colonies of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia to fight against the Axis powers. It is estimated that the West African colonies supplied over 240,000 soldiers.
They experienced racial, and other forms, of discrimination compared to British soldiers. Tens of thousands of West African troops were killed in action or died of disease. Their families received no support or financial recompense from the colonial administration. Many of those who survived returned home from the frontlines with combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and received no support or financial recompense from the colonial administration.
Please visit www.westafricaapology.com for further details.
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