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Welcome to Dragons and Lions (formerly Half and Half) here you will find information concerning the forced deportation of the Chinese Merchant Seaman just after WW2, and the stories of their wives and children that were left behind, believing they had been abandoned, and the impact that had on their lives. These men braved German U boats during WW2 only to be tossed aside once they stopped serving their purpose
Sadly for our mothers and ultimately for us, we had little political influence. In relatively small numbers and in a devastated Britain they were never going to be seen as a priority.
At the end of the Second World War, hundreds of Chinese seamen who served with the Allies during the conflict vanished from their homes in Liverpool, England. They left behind heartbroken wives and children, and many went to their graves believing they had been deserted. Decades later, the astonishing truth is finally revealed. Declassified documents prove these heroic men and their families were betrayed by the British government in an astonishing act of deception. As their descendants search for clues, could a potential relative in Singapore be the missing puzzle piece for one Liverpool family?
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