China (First World War)
Chinese Labour Corps
The Chinese Labour Corps was recruited from 1916 to assist with Britain’s desire for an ever-growing requirement for manpower to carry out labouring tasks on the Western Front. By the end of the conflict nearly 100,000 Chinamen had enlisted and served in France and Flanders, and continued to serve well into 1920 helping to clear up the old battlefields and recover the dead.
- "The 36th Sikhs at the fall of Tsingtao: China- October to November 1914" from Harry’s Sideshows kaiserscross.com (retrieved 21 June 2014)
- "Anglo-Japanese Naval Cooperation, 1914-1918" by Timothy D. Saxon Naval War College Review Winter 2000, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p62 . Website of Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
- "The forgotten army of the first world war" [Chinese Labour Corps] South China Morning Post. scmp.com
- "Forgotten voices from the Great War: the Chinese Labour Corps" by Alew Calvo and Bao Qiaoni. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 49, No 1, December 21, 2015. academia.edu
Historical books online
- With the Chinks by Daryl Klein, 2nd Lieutenant in the Chinese Labour Corps, 1919 Archive.org
- Record of Services Given and Honours Attained by Members of the Chinese Customs Service, War 1914-1918 Published 1922, Shanghai. Archive.org
- The Fall of Tsingtau. With a study of Japan’s ambitions in China by Jefferson Jones. 1915 Archive.org. It is stated elsewhere that Jones was the Staff Correspondent of the Minneapolis Journal and Japan Advertiser and that this book was banned in the UK during WW1 as being hostile to Japan, an ally of Britain.
- Extract with photographs. greatwardifferent.com, now an archived website.
- "With the Germans in Tsingtau. An Eye-Witness Account of the Capture of Germany’s Colony in China" by Alfred M Brace, [War Correspondent], page 634 The World's Work. A History of Our Time. Vol. 29, Nov 1914 to April 1915 Archive.org
- My Escape from Donington Hall : preceded by an Account of the Siege of Kiao-Chow in 1915 by Kapitanleutnant Gunther Plüschow of the German Air Service. Translated by Pauline de Chary. 1922 Archive.org. Qingdao, then called Kiao-Chow (Tsingtao), or its German colonial name Tsingtau.
- The Chinese Labour Corps 1916-1920 by Gregory James ww1centenary.net
- Digital page 231? The Siege of Tsingtau: The German-Japanese War 1914 by Charles Stephenson Google Books