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Chinese community to urge remembrance

Today marks the 97th anniversary of the death of 543 Chinese labourers, killed when the SS Athos was torpedoed en route to the Western Front, carrying (amongst others) 900 members of the Chinese Labour Corps. This act would eventually lead … Continue reading

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Anti Japanese protests

Back in 1998 Emperor Akihito of Japan made a state visit to Britain. As the BBC reported, the trip was marred in protests: PoWs [Prisoners of War] symbolically turned their backs on Emperor Akihito as he was taken by the … Continue reading

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