Search for veterans: the Caribbean theatre in the WWII
Posted by: Pa2ootees
Date: July 30, 2008 04:45PM
Dear Forum members
My colleague and I are London-based Independent producers of educational resources. We are currently gathering eye-witness testimonies regarding the Second World War in the Caribbean theatre. The initial objectives for the material we are gathering are a book and online resource [NB. we have fully researched archive sources to provide us with a strong understanding of this history].
We are seeking contributions from veterans who can provide us with personal experiences of the Caribbean Theatre in WWII – with particular reference to 1942 & 1943: convoy duties, observations & memories of the British West Indies, encounters with torpedoed merchant seamen, and, perhaps even U-Boats...
We are gathering testimonies from all perspectives - servicemen, civilians, U-Boatmen, merchant sailors.... Our search for contributions is all about providing Educators and Learners with as broad and diverse a perspective as possible: We want to gain an impression of the war at sea, we are also gathering memories of the West Indies as bases of operations; what impressions their civilian populations made; how the islands provided for torpedoed merchant seamen; memories of shore-leave...
To see the sort of educational resources we make, please visit our website, or alternatively, you can view a short trailer for our last project for schools and colleges - on the University of Washington's 'Black Past' website: www.blackpast.org/?q=video/first-black-britons
We look forward to hearing from you.
Sweet Patootee Ltd
T/F: 01144 207 686 5101