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New Video: The Lost Chinese Fathers of Liverpool

Why did thousands of Chinese men vanish from Liverpool, UK after WWII?

During World War II, thousands of Chinese seamen were brought to Liverpool, UK, to serve in the merchant navy. Many met local women and started families. Despite their vital contribution to the British war effort, after the conflict ended, the seamen were denied work and secretly repatriated to China. It would be decades before their families began learning the truth of why their husbands and fathers had vanished. In a new video from the makers of The Six, Yvonne Foley shares the story of her missing father, secret deportations, and her campaign for the truth to be known.

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