Forgotten Faces of the Great War: The Chinese Labour Corps
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China started out as a neutral country during the First World War. But by early 1917, one thousand Chinese men were on their way to the Western Front. Tens of thousands more would follow, to provide logistical support to the Allies. They constituted one of the largest labour corps of the war. Their contribution was invaluable and many even remained beyond the end of the war to help with the recovery of bodies.
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