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Walter Tull

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Black history is a chance to mull
Over the inspiring life of Walter Tull
From an orphanage to lead a white soldier
The British Army’s very first black officer

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Walter found it so tough at Spurs
Joined Northampton to escape racist slurs
Herbert Chapman and peace with the Cobblers
Alas no appearance for Glasgow Rangers

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Walter lived life with dignity and aplomb
He fell tragically in the Battle of the Somme
Now coins commemorate this “Negro”
He is truly a bonafide British hero

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 number7
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5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The 1914 Manual of Military Law specifically excluded “Negroes” and “Mulattos” from exercising command as officers.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 #waltertull #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth

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