Mixed-race babies born after the Second World War

Around 2,000 babies were born to black American servicemen and white British women during the Second World War, many of them ending up in children’s homes. Lucy Bland explores their search for belonging

Uncertain futures: Children of black American servicemen and white British women often spent time in case, such as this group photographed at Holnicote House in Somerset. (Photo by Lesley York – Author provided)

This article was first published in the August 2019 edition of BBC History Magazine

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