Don’t forget the Battlefield Tour – bookings for 2017 are now open.
Calls for input…
Jerry Rillings is still looking for some people to write introductions to aspects of the WW1 East Africa bibliography he’s compiling. If you’re interested, please contact him directly through the member only pages or through Anne: thesamsonsed[@]gmail.com.
If you are UK-based and have an interest in WW1 African medical aspects, please get in touch with Anne: thesamsonsed[@]gmail.com.
A local West Midlands project looking at African and Caribbean servicemen in WW1 is underway – there is a launch event on 14 July in Birmingham. See the calendar for details. Angie is looking for people to get involved…
Also, if you know of any West African local accounts or diaries of World War 1, please let Anne know – the African Heritage and Education Centre are researching the West African ‘home front’.
New additions to the website
Norman Parsons Jewell photo catalogue to accompany his memoir On Call in Africa 1910-1932 covering his years as a doctor with the 3rd East African Field Ambulance.
French commemorative medal for Africa
Brian Duncan’s novel The lion and the leopard set in World War 1 Nyasaland and the Rhodesias is now available on Kindle; paperback edition is due soon through Smashwords.
The Great War videos on World War 1 Africa
The Lion of Africa – Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1? 7min youtube summary of the man
GEA overview (9mins)
South Africa in WW1 (10mins)
BBC Africa panel on WW1 Africa, Dar-es-Salaam April 2015
Thanks to Richard Jewell for bringing these to attention.
New Forum material
South African Armoured Warfare Studies Group will welcome speakers on World War 1 aspects.
West African Frontier Force: request for information
The African Heritage and Education Centre is looking for first hand accounts by rank and file and carriers who were involved in the West African Frontier campaigns of World War 1. If you have any information about first hand accounts, photos etc, which you are willing to share (and own/know who owns copyright) please get in touch with Anne.
The outcome of the research project will be a conference in October (likely at Kew), an online education pack and a mobile exhibition.
Books for sale – update
As mentioned in the late May update, GWAA has produced the first volume of The Lake Tanganyika Expedition: A primary source chronology. For the month of June, the price for GWAA members is £35 excl postage and packaging, after which the price will increase to £40. The book will only be available through GWAA direct or Lulu.com (It’s worth checking the Lulu homepage to see if there are discounts you can use). GWAA is really pleased that The National Archives have endorsed the book.
Gerald Rillings and others have provided GWAA with a list of books for sale – purchase of these books includes a donation to the upkeep of GWAA.
Keith Steward has a special liminted print of The Lieutenant John Bruce Cairnie 5th/4th KAR War Diary October 1817 to Jan 1919. It includes an index, and two A0 maps. The estimated cost is £65 plus postage and packaging.
He also has a copy of Uganda Volunteers & the war by one of them (Lieut CJ Phillips) for £32 plus postage.
Contact Keith direct to arrange purchase. (Keith’s details can be obtained through GWAA, if needed).
Oliver Schulten has updated his bibliography of the African theatres during World War 1. This is available under resources. If you are looking for published material on the theatres, it is worth consulting both Oliver’s list and the GWAA Bibliography.
Kilimanjaro Battlefield Tour – 19-28 March 2017
Join Anne and Harry Fecitt between 22 March and 28 March following in the footsteps (roughly) of the advance on Moshi. We circle Mount Kilimanjaro following van Deventer’s route into Moshi and do Stewart’s in reverse. We’ll take in a number of German sites.
There is a three day additional option with James Willson to explore the British bases in Tsavo including Maktau, Mbuyuni and Salaita Hill.
Details of the Kilimanjaro toure are below.