In 1914, Europe's most powerful countries went to war with each other. World War One lasted for four years, from 1914-1918, and resulted in the deaths of millions.
Life in the trenches of World War One was very difficult. The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the deadliest day in the history of the British army.
World War One ended on 11 November 1918, with the surrender of Germany. The Treaty of Versailles punished Germany for their involvement in starting the war.
Learn about the role of the British West Indies Regiment during World War One. Discover the racial discrimination these men experienced, with archive video and pictures.
Develop your historical skills by examining the facts surrounding the discrimination against the South African troops in World War One.
Use source analysis skills to compare the experiences of the British West Indies Regiment and British troops, and how victory was celebrated at end of World War One.