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BAME Seafarers in the First World War: The Discovery of the Oldest Surviving ‘nolly’ – The Story of Rohama Hassa

I discovered Rohama Hassa’s Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) in a wooden chest, from the belongings of my late paternal grandmother, Mrs Mohamed (b. 1908, d. 1989), during a visit in October 2011 to our family home in Kashmir, Pakistan. After safely bringing the CDC, 5,029 miles back to Great Britain and carry out extensive research […]

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Free Event: BAME Seafarers in the First World War

A free workshop organised by AHRC public engagement centre, Gateways to the First World War, will be held at the University of Portsmouth which will explore the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) seafarers in the First World War. Where: University of Portsmouth, University Library  When: Wednesday 24th January 2018, 11.00-16.00 BAME seafarers […]

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PTUC Battle of Jutland project features in Local History News

Professor Brad Beaven and Dr Mel Bassett of Port Towns and Urban Cultures at the University of Portsmouth have contributed to the current edition of Local History News with an article entitled “Mapping the national impact of the Jutland Battle: civic and community responses during the First World War project: a partnership project.” Brad and Mel were […]

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