Report on Stellenbosch & other bits

by Anne on July 8, 2015

A huge thanks to Ian van der Waag for his hospitality (beyond the call of duty) and for organising an excellent Great War in Africa conference. It was a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and broaden our knowledge of the various campaigns and other related aspects. Oswald Masebo from Tanzania shares his discoveries of World […]

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Great War in Africa Conference, 2015 – Stellenbosch: Book your place

March 27, 2015

Dear all The First World War has shaped the world in which we live. The emphasis has fallen heavily upon the Western Front. Increasing light has also been shed on the many forms of participation that reflect the “global”, “modern” and “total” nature of this conflict. The war marked critical culminations in decision-making on neutrality […]

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Changes at IWM

March 9, 2015

I wrote to IWM setting out concerns about the closure of the IWM Library to which they responded. However, as the letter was marked ‘Personal’ they are not happy for me to include it on the GWAA site. Instead they have directed me to share the following letter which explains what their forthcoming plans are. […]

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March Update

March 7, 2015

1915 was a relatively quiet year in East Africa with the British forces being on the defensive. However, elsewhere in Africa things were on the move: the campaign in South West Africa was well underway and action was still taking place in Cameroons. 2015 however, seems to be a bit busier on the remembrance front […]

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January Update

January 9, 2015

Welcome to another update from the GWAA. There’s quite a bit in this update, so hopefully you’ll find something of interest/use. “Focus on…” A new section on the GWAA site. Add your comments or add a theme… Harry Fecitt has contributed an article on the 22 Derajat Pack Battery. Podcast and publication from Ed Paice’s […]

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October Update

October 27, 2014

Greetings all There are a number of events and conferences coming up: 4 November 2014 – Johannesburg: Tim Couzens on his book The Great Silence: from Mushroom Valley to Delville Wood, South African forces in World War 1, 6pm Ditsong National Museum of Military History, 22 Erlsworld Way, Saxonworld. RSVP: books@sundaytimes.co.za 5 November 2014 – […]

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Call for papers/participation: Great War in Africa Conference 2015: 29-30 June in South Africa

October 18, 2014

“The Great War in Africa” Conference, Stellenbosch, 29-30 June 2015 The First World War has shaped the world in which we live. The emphasis has fallen heavily upon the Western Front. Increasing light has also been shed on the many forms of participation that reflect the “global”, “modern” and “total” nature of this conflict. The […]

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August update

August 5, 2014

100 years ago the world (or a significant part of it) was at war. This update contains some of the links to articles and materials on Africa in the war. Ed Paice – How the war razed East Africa Michael Pesek Blog BBC: The World’s War by David Olusoga The National Archives (Britain): A global […]

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August 1914-2014 commemorations

July 20, 2014

The following commemorative events in August have been brought to my attention concerning the war in Africa. TUESDAY, 5 AUGUST 2014 at 19.30 at the DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY, South Africa Erlswold Way in Saxonwold August 1914 – 100 years ago World War I was declared THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS RICHARD COCK present WAR […]

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GWA Conference 14-15 July 2014: Final programme

July 11, 2014

Dear all The final programme for the Great War in Africa Conference is now available The cost of attending is Euro 20 (Euro 10 for students). You can pay on arrival at the conference, but please email greatwarinafrica2014[@]gmail.com to let us know you’re coming. Venue details are on the programme. Hope to see you there. […]

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