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A Scottish Soldier: A Lost Diary of WWI

Docudrama. Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Arthur Roberts - one of thousands of black soldiers who fought in WWI. His diary provides a unique account of life in the trenches.

Thousands of black soldiers fought in the First World War. Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of one of them - Arthur Roberts. Arthur grew up in Glasgow and joined the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1917. He fought at Ypres and kept a detailed diary, which gives us a unique account of the war. Arthur's evocative writing and sketches paint a vivid first-hand picture of life in the trenches. Like Arthur, Jackie Kay is a black Glaswegian, and she explores what it was like being black 100 years ago.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 18 Mar 2019 01:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Jackie Kay
Arthur Roberts Paul Adeyefa
Director Clara Glynn
Producer John Archer
Production Manager David Brown
Production Company Hopscotch Films
Animator Danny Fullerton
Composer Barnaby Archer
Editor Berny McGurk
Writer Clara Glynn


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