Ep326 – The British West Indies Regt in the GW – Dr Dominiek Dendooven

In this episode of the Mentioned in Dispatches Podcast, Dr. Dominiek Dendooven talks about his recent book, ‘The British West Indies Regiment: Race and Colour on the Western Front,’ published by Pen & Sword. This military-political history intertwines a thought-provoking cultural and social theme that shapes the narrative: the intricate dynamics of race, colour, and prejudice. Despite these challenges, a remarkable undercurrent of loyalty to the British empire emerges among serving soldiers, both NCOs and privates, along with a growing awareness of political ideas and liberal democracy. Surprisingly, the loyalty to the British crown as an agent of the abolition of slavery will astonish many readers. This book is published by Pen & Sword.