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The UK government has apologised for failures to commemorate Black and Asian troops who died fighting for the British Empire in World War One. @darshnasoni  reports.

The U.K. government apologized for not properly commemorating thousands of African and Asian troops who died fighting for the British Empire during and after World War I.

On Aug. 4, 1914 the British Empire entered The Great War. Hamilton was a major Canadian player in the war effort #Spec175  #HamOnt 

Entrenched prejudices, preconceptions and pervasive racism of contemporary imperial attitudes meant that nearly 50,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire during the World War I were not commemorated the same way as other martyrs.

Tens of thousands of soldiers from Africa and Asia who died during World War I in the service of what was then the British Empire were not properly commemorated, partly because of prejudice and racism, an inquiry found.

A U.K. inquiry has found that subjects of the British Empire who died in service during World War I were not properly commemorated

Britain offered an "unreserved apology" after a new report said hundreds of thousands of African and ethnic minority soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I were not properly commemorated due to "pervasive racism"

Tens of thousands of black and Asian service personnel who died fighting for the British Empire in the First World War were not properly commemorated

Tens of thousands of black and Asian service personnel who died fighting for the British Empire in the First World War were not properly commemorated

The British government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren't properly honored.

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologised for failing to recognise the deaths of black and Asian troops who fought for the British Empire in WWI. Prof David Olusoga speaks to #BBCBreakfast  after his documentary led to the investigation.

"On behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the government both of the time and today I want to apologise" Minister Ben Wallace expresses "regret" as report finds thousands of black & Asian British Empire troops were not properly commemorated

Hundreds of thousands of Black and Asian military personnel who died fighting for the British empire during World War I were not formally commemorated like their White counterparts due to “pervasive racism,” an investigation has found

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren’t properly honored due to “pervasive racism.”

Hundreds of thousands of Black and Asian military personnel who died fighting for the British empire during World War I were not formally commemorated like their White counterparts due to “pervasive racism,” an investigation has found

The shortest ever war was between the British Empire and the Zanzibar Sultanate. It lasted 40 minutes.

Map of the British Empire under Queen Victoria at the end of the nineteenth century. Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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Before the first world war, the British Empire covered nearly a quarter of the world's surface

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