History of War

WEST INDIA REGIMENT FLAG

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“APPROXIMATELY 13,400 SLAVES WERE PURCHASED FOR THE REGIMENTS FROM SUGAR PLANTATIONS OR NEWLY ARRIVED SHIPS”

the late 18th century Britain was heavily involved in the transatlantic slave trade. Over 3.4 million enslaved Africans were

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