A British scheme moved tens of thousands of Chinese labourers to war-torn France.

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    His name was Chou Ming Shan and his final resting place will come as a surprise to most.

    That’s because he was buried in an unmarked grave during the First World War at Camp Petawawa, northwest of Ottawa. A native of northeastern China, Chou Ming Shan was only 25 when he slipped into a coma and died of “chronic malaria” while on a secret train near Chapleau, Ont.

    His death and what brought him to Canada is part of a much larger wartime story that has been mostly overlooked by Canadian historians. Indeed, avid readers of Canadian military history are usually shocked to learn how this country quietly participated in a massive British scheme to transport tens of thousands of Chinese labourers to war-torn France.
    A British scheme moved tens of thousands of Chinese labourers to war-torn France. They came through Canada on secret trains | The Star

    Another interesting article. I had no idea about any of that.
     
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    Can you be surprised at any shitty thing the British have done throughout their history?
     

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