Abuses by British Empire come under scrutiny

During World War II, Britain recruited thousands of African soldiers to fight against Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan.

The United Kingdom’s history is coming under close scrutiny.

That is everything from statues of slave traders, to how children are educated about Britain’s past.

A past where the empire was thought of as a source of pride, rather than a system of oppression.

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports.