...We treated like white men in the Army...
An Islander serving in the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion was quoted as saying:
'The army has been good for us coloured boys. In the army we meet good white men. They talk with us. We are friends. Some white men are good. The Education Officer on T.I. (Thursday Island) helped us coloured boys a lot. We get any book we want in the Army. We treated like white men in the Army.'
Keywords: army, Singe, John, Torres Strait Islanders, Torres Strait Light infantry battalion, war, World War 2
Singe, John 1979, 'Torres Strait - People and History, World War 2', Chapter 7, University of Queensland Press.
Author: Sharp, Nonie
Source: Singe, John