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Friday, June 23, 2017
First war memorial to Afro-Caribbean soldiers unveiled in London
Britain's first memorial to the African and Caribbean soldiers of the First and Second World Wars has been unveiled in London.
An estimated two million Afro-Caribbean soldiers fought in both world wars.
The sculpture, in Windrush Square, Brixton, is formed of two 6ft (1.8m) long obelisks, with a combined weight of just under five tonnes.
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the "recognition today is long overdue".
He added: "I hope this memorial will remind us of the ongoing contribution of our African and Caribbean communities to our country and to the defence of our country."
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