Black WWII veterans describe their experiences of fighting both Hitler and racism at home.

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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.

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