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WEST INDIA REGIMENT FLAG

Source:   Most slave soldiers considered themselves to be superior to slaves who remained working on plantations, with one contemporary noting that they “carry themselves proudly”  

“APPROXIMATELY 13,400 SLAVES WERE PURCHASED FOR THE REGIMENTS FROM SUGAR PLANTATIONS OR NEWLY ARRIVED SHIPS”

the late 18th century Britain was heavily involved in the transatlantic slave trade. Over 3.4 million enslaved Africans

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