Black WWII veterans describe their experiences of fighting both Hitler and racism at home.
During World War II, thousands of black volunteers from the Caribbean joined the fight against Hitler and Nazi Germany.
As this compelling history documentary reveals, they risked their lives and in the process became more determined than ever to fight for racial equality. Now these forgotten war heroes tell their vivid battle stories and describe their experiences in 1940s Britain and beyond.
Watch Fighting for King and Empire: Britain’s Caribbean Heroes and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.
More documentaries you might like...
Subscribe to BBC Select for hundreds of hours of thought – provoking, award – winning and critically – acclaimed documentaries from the BBC and beyond.
Auschwitz: Nazis & The Final Solution
Mass-murder on an unimaginable scale. A history of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Rise of the Nazis
How did Hitler seize and retain power in Germany?
Stalin: Inside the Terror
A man synonymous with bloodshed, murder and hate. What desires drove Joseph Stalin?
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Leading Millions into the Abyss
From failure to Fuhrer. How did Adolf Hitler charm the German people?
Touched by Auschwitz
Six survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp tell their extraordinary stories in Touched by Auschwitz
The Wheelchair President
How did the physical and emotional issues facing FDR shape his approach to WWII?
World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel
How influential was Stalin on the defeat of Hitler and eventual outcome of WWII?
Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
Hitler's Terrifying Battle of Britain Bombing. Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley, BBC's leading historian
Lost Home Movies Of Nazi Germany
What was life really like within Nazi Germany? These amateur home movies reveal all.