Drivetime talks to author Clive Harvey about his upcoming book Yang's War

 
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  • EJ Ward
  • November 10,2017
 

Author Clive Harvey is in conversation with Drivetime host Chris Makey.

 

Clive’s novel Yang’s War is due out later this month. The publication of Yang’s War ties in with a memorial event to the Chinese Labour Corps which will be unveiled on November the 15th.

 

 

A deal between the Chinese government and the allies resulted in the enlistment of thousands of Chinese who formed the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) mainly poor Chinese men from the North who were told they would be in non-combatant roles.

 

The Chinese Labour Corps was a force of workers recruited by the British government in World War 1to free troops for front line duty by performing support work and manual labour.

 

In all, some 140,000 men served for both British and French forces before the war ended and most of the men were repatriated to China between 1918 and 1920.





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