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The Chinese Labour Corps free pdf As the young men of Europe were fighting in the trenches, a little known contingent of Chinese labourers crossed the world to provide support vital to the Allied war effort. Largely illiterate farmers from northern China, these men were simply attempting to make a better life for themselves, ignorant of the war and its causes. Under brutal conditions many died for their efforts, and their involvement wasn't recognised for decades - it is still not widely known. In this fascinating First World War China Special, journalist Mark O'Neill brings their story to light, describing in detail the labourers' recruitment, their daily experiences in a foreign land and the horrific work they carried out - including the clearing of remains from battlefields.

About Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill has been a journalist in Asia since 1978, working for Reuters and the South China Morning Post. His books include Tzu Chi: Serving with Compassion, on the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, and Frederick: The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria. He currently works as an author, journalist and lecturer in Hong Kong.

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Author : Mark O'Neill
Publisher : Penguin China
Data Published : 31 May 2014
ISBN : 0143800310
EAN : 9780143800316
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 122 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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