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Windrush’s forgotten truth

(Photo by Haywood Magee/Getty Images) 70 years ago the Empire Windrush docked in Essex carrying 1027 mostly West Indian settlers on a voyage from Jamaica, including men and women who served in Britain armed forces during the Second World War. In 1948, Empire Windrush, which was en route from Australia to England via the Atlantic, docked in Kingston, Jamaica, to pick up servicemen who were on leave. The British Nationality Act 1948 had just been passed, giving the status of citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC status) to all British subjects connected with the United Kingdom or a...