• 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

BlackPoppyRose at the National Army Museum

Explore the theme of remembrance and the service of African and Caribbean men and women in the British Army with BlackPoppyRose.

Explore the theme of remembrance and the service of African and Caribbean men and women in the British Army with BlackPoppyRose.

BlackPoppyRose was founded in 2010 by Selena Carty to highlight the contributions of African, Black, West Indian, Pacific Island and indigenous communities to wars that date back to the 16th century.

In this film, Selena Carty explains the significance and work of BlackPoppyRose and explores the service of African and Caribbean men and women in the First and Second World Wars.

Discover the important contributions of the King’s African Rifles, West African Frontier Force (later Royal), West India Regiments, British West Indies Regiment and West Indian women of the ATS. Plus, see original objects and images from the collections of both the National Army Museum and BlackPoppyRose and hear first-person accounts from Second World War veterans.

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