TV Choice: Britain’s Forgotten Army

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Sunday, November 12, Channel 4, 7pm to 8pm

THE shocking tale of the thousands of Chinese workers who supported allied forces in the First World War.

This documentary tells how Chinese workers would dig trenches, maintain vehicles and even dismantle unexploded bombs for all allied forces, but this vital work has gone largely unnoticed even to this day.

The programme explores recently discovered evidence, including diaries, letters and documents to explore the experiences of the Chinese workforce and features contributions from their living descendants

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