STEPHEN BOURNE is a leading expert on black British history. He has written for BBC History Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is the author of Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front 1939-45 and The Motherland Calls: Britain's Black Servicemen and Women. He lives in London.
A powerful, revelatory counterbalance to the whitewashing of British history -- Bernardine Evaristo