Sources of information and links

Sources of Information

List of Books, articles, poetry, novels, films, pamphlets and online newspapers of the African campaigns (searchable on theatre, language, author, title, and more; includes links to sellers where relevant).

Non-fiction on the Great War in East Africa
Novels and films on the East Africa Campaign (chronological order taken from the list above).

Oliver Schulten has produced a 212 page Bibliography of the African theatres of World War 1. The titles from this edition still need to be cross-referenced with the GWAA bibliography for researchers wanting access to other information about the texts.

Articles from 1914-1918 contains articles published during the war including a section on Africa

Free online books and newspapers contains some books relevant to Africa in World War 1 – always worth a check

Harry’s Africa: www.kaiserscross.com/188001/home.html contains short summary articles on campaigns in Africa. These are also linked chronologically from It happened on…

Other links

The organisations and websites below have links to the Great War in Africa or members interested in the theatre.

1914-1918 Le Musee Virtuel:
http://collections14-18.skynetblogs.be/1914-1918/

14-18 Mission Centenaire:
http://centenaire.org/fr/dans-le-monde

25th Royal Fusiliers:
http://www.25throyalfusiliers.co.uk/welcome.html

Africa in Words:
http://africainwords.com

African Studies Association of the UK:
www.asauk.net

Aerodrome Forum:
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/102984-post5.html

Ancestors of Nigel (O’Neil) Driscoll:
http://www.nigeldriscoll.com.au/24.htm

Anne Samson Historian:
http://thesamsonsedhistorian.wordpress.com

Armchair General:
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2444186

Auckland City Library for photos on GSWA and EA:
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/heritageimages/index.htm

Axis History:
http://forum.axishistory.com/

Belgian State Archives:
www.arch.be

Belgian Weapons and Warfare:
http://weaponsandwarfare.com/?cat=62

Blackwood Magazine 1918 (852 pages):
http://www.archive.org/details/blackwoodsmagazi203edinuoft

Boer Rebels and the Kaiser’s Men:
http://www.boervolk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1777#1

Botswana Society:
www.botsoc.org.bw/about.htm

Britain-Zimbabwe Association:
www.britain-zimbabwe.org.uk

British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum:
http://www.britishbadgeforum.com

British Empire at War Research Group:
http://britishempireatwar.org/

British South Africa Police:
http://bsap.org/

Britain-Tanzania Society:
http://www.btsociety.org/

Cambridge Forecast Group – Colonial and Military globalisation World War 1 in Africa:
http://cambridgeforecast.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/military-globalization-world-war-i-in-africa/

Centenary News:
www.centenarynews.com

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
http://www.cwgc.org/

Comrades Marathon (South Africa) is run every year in honour of those who fought in the East Africa Campaign:
http://www.comrades.com/History/The-First-Race.aspx

Cross & Cockade International (air war):
http://www.crossandcockade.com/index.asp

Chakoten: Danish Military Historical Society:
http://www.chakoten.dk/indexe.html

Cultural Exchange in a time of global conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Beligerents during the First World War
http://www.cegcproject.eu/useful-links/

Der Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft in der Universitätsbibliothek
Frankfurt am Main:
http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankfurt.de/

Deutsches Historisches Museum:
http://www.dhm.de/

Deutsche Schutzgebiete:
http://www.deutsche-schutzgebiete.de/deutsche-kolonien.htm

Deutsch-Sudwes Afrika: Kassenscheine des Gouvernements 1914:
http://www.kolonialgeld.de/html/seitz.html

Diversity House: Breaking the myths
http://www.diversityhouse.org.uk/breaking-the-myths-first-world-war-and-africa-2/
Oral History soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-783484915/

East Africa Study Circle Library:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/roger.gilbert/easc/library.html

Europeana 1914-1918:
http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania in Moshi, Tanzania (contains some records related to the war years 1914-1918):
http://eap.bl.uk/database/results.a4d?projID=EAP099;r=41

First World War Film Archive (films made during WW1):
http://www.cnc-aff.fr/internet_cnc/Internet/ARemplir/parcours/EFG1914/accueil_EN.html

First World War Poetry Digital Archive:
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/ contains some letters and photos of EA

First World War Society:
http://www.firstworldwarstudies.org/

First World War Studies Collaborative Bibliography:
http://www.firstworldwarstudies.org/?page_id=875 (note: the African titles are supplied by GWAA and do not contain autobiographies or biographies)

Force Publique:
http://www.rudi-geudens.be/html/force_publique.htm

Forces Postal History Society:
http://forcespostalhistorysociety.org.uk/displays.htm

Forgotten Heroes 1914-1918 (North Africans)
http://www.forgottenheroes.eu/

Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog:
http://forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=10824

Friends of East Africa:
http://www.friendsofeastafrica.net/

Genealogy Luderitz, Namibia 1909-1919:
http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~jensj/Slekt/Luderitz/

Gentleman’s Military Interest Group:
http://gmic.co.uk/

German Colonial Uniforms (Guns of SMS Konigsberg; Aircraft):
http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/militaria/koenigsberggun.htm
http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/hist%20aircraft.htm

German Colonies Collectors’ Group – Vorlaufer:
http://germancoloniescollectorsgroup.org/vorlaufer

German History Documents (German Historical Institute):
http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/search/search.cfm

German South West Africa – Order of Battle (list of contingents involved):
http://www.imperial-research.net/gswa_oob.htm

German War Memorial Website:
http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/en.htm

Germany on Stamps:
http://www.germanyonstamps.iblogger.org/Colonies/Eng/ [click on html links for webpages]

gillww1:
http://gillww1.wordpress.com/about/ contains information on KAR; RNAS in East Africa

Good Reads:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/293129-african-theater-south-west-west-east-north

Great North Road:
http://www.greatnorthroad.org/

Great War Blog:
http://ww1blog.osborneink.com/

Great War Forum:
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

The Great War: WW1 Online
http://www.thegreatwar.tv/
see the Youtube channel link

Guide to First World War Collections (JISC)
Guide to First World War Collections (This JISC guide provides information on which archive, museum or library across the UK has material relevant to the First World War)

H-Africa:
http://www.h-net.org/~africa/

Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/

IlissAfrica (online library for SubSahara Africa):
http://m.ilissafrica.de/en/

Imperial War Museum, London:
www.iwm.org.uk (documents and photos)
East Africa search: here

Index of the Regiments and Corps of South Africa:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060108005612/http:/www.regiments.org/regiments/southafrica/lists/sargxref.htm

Indian Military Historical Society:
http://www.imhs.org.uk/links.html

In From the Cold:
http://www.infromthecold.org/index.asp

International Guild of Battlefield Guides:
www.gbg-international.com

International Network for the study of Africa and the Great War:
http://africagreatwar.wordpress.com

KAR in German East Africa:
http://www.medalofkar.com/medalofhonour/index.php/kar-in-german-east-africa

King’s African Rifles and East African Forces Association:
http://www.kingsafricanriflesassociation.co.uk/

Konigsberg; Tanzania and German East Africa – an overview of the war
http://poetryrose.beep.com/konigsberg.htm

Lancashire Infantry Museum:
http://www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk/the-regiments-in-the-great-war-1914-18-3/

Lead Adventure Forum:
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=12635.15

Legion of Frontiersmen:
www.CMOLegionofFrontiersmen.info

Legion of Frontiersmen, University of Alberta archive, Bruce Peel Collection
https://bpsc.library.ualberta.ca/collections/legion-of-frontiersmen-collection

Lettow-Vorbeck Family site:
http://www.lettow-vorbeck.de/

Lettow-Vorbeck – books on… (German website):
http://peperonity.com/go/sites/mview/lettow-vorbeck/10264133

Library of Congress newspaper collection
https://www.loc.gov/collections/world-war-i-rotogravures/?q=africa

Liddell Hart Collection, King’s College London:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/collections/archivespec/collections/lhcma.aspx

Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades Association:
http://www.machineguncorps.co.uk/

Masonic Great War Project:
http://www.masonicgreatwarproject.org.uk/

Memorial Gates Trust, Constitution Hill, London:
http://www.mgtrust.org/gea.htm

“Memórias da I Guerra Mundial (1914-1918)” [Memories of the First World War (1914-1918):
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Memórias-da-I-Guerra-Mundial-1914-1918/185749874875651

Military Discussion Forum:
http://www.military-discussion.com/forum/index.php?topic=337.0

Military History Society:
http://www.themilitaryhistoricalsociety.co.uk/

Monuments in Namibia (South West Africa):
http://completenamibia.com/History%20monuments%20north%20east.htm

The National Archives, London:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
See this link for finding information on WW1
Africa blog posts including WW1

The National Archives, London ‘Through a lens’ collection of photographs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/collections/72157625827328771/

Naval History:
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-LogBooksWW1.htm

New Rhodesian Forum:
http://www.newrhodesian.net/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=2941

Northern Rhodesia and Zambia:
http://www.nrzam.org.uk/

Northern Tanzania (an information resource from published sources):
http://www.ntz.info/

On Call in Africa 1910-1932 – Dr Norman Parsons Jewell in Seychelles and East Africa:
http://oncallinafrica.com/

Orders and Medals Society:
http://omrs.org

Penn State African Photos Collection:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatespecial/sets/72157632810433503

The Regimental Museum of the Transvaal Scottish:
http://www.jocks.co.za/museum.htm#The%20Great%20War%20%281914%20-%201918%29

Reichskolonialamt:
http://www.reichskolonialamt.de/index_l.htm

Research Kenya:
http://www.researchkenya.org/index.html database of theses and dissertations completed in/about Kenya

Rhodesian African Rifles:
https://rhodesianafricanrifles.wordpress.com/rhodesian-african-rifles/

Rhodesia Army Association:
http://www.rhodesianforces.org/index.htm

Rhodesian:
http://www.rhodesian.com.au/war%20history.php

Royal Legion of Frontiersmen:
http://www.frontiersmenhistorian.info/fusiliers.htm

Royal Logistics Corps (for Army Service Corps records):
http://www.rlcarchive.org/Welcome.aspx

Royal Museum of the Army and Military History, Brussels, Belgium:
http://www.klm-mra.be/klm-new/engels/collecties/vir_19141918/index.html”

Royal Naval Medal Index:
http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLG-Royal_Navy_Medals-Index1.htm

SAAF Forum:
http://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/index.php

Samuel Steele Collection, University of Alberta (Legion of Frontiersmen):
http://steele.library.ualberta.ca/index.html

Society of Malawi:
http://www.societyofmalawi.org/

South African Legion:
http://www.sadf.info/indexSouthAfricanForces.html

South African Military History Society:
http://samilitaryhistory.org/

South African Military Units:
http://www.justdone.co.za/SAMU/index.php

South African Military Veterans Association of Australia:
http://www.samvoa.org/wwi.html

South African National Archives:
www.national.archives.gov.za

South African National Defence Archives:
http://www.saairforce.co.za/the-airforce/history/sandf-archive

South African War Graves has the names and cemeteries of those who died in South Africa during World War One:
http://www.southafricawargraves.org/list.htm

Stichting Studiecentrum Eerste Wereldoorlog:
http://www.ssew.nl

Swedish-Tanzania Association:
http://www.svetan.org/doku.php?id=sv:in_english

Token Coins:
http://www.tokencoins.com/gea04a.htm

Traditionsverband:
http://www.traditionsverband.de/

UK Tanzania Research Network:
http://www.africadesk.ac.uk/news/2012/jan/10/uk-tanzania-research-network-seminars-january-june/

Volksbund (German War Graves):
http://www.volksbund.de

War Office Archive (British):
https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/war-office-archive

Weltkriegsopfer:
http://www.weltkriegsopfer.de/Friedhof-Denkmal-Deutscher-Soldatenfriedhof-Agbeluwoe_Friedhofdetails_0_4728.html

Western Front Association:
http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-on-land/other-war-theatres/

Witwatersrand Rifles:
http://witwatersrandrifles.webs.com/deployments.htm#866793870

World War 1 Bridges – Italy:
http://www.worldwarone.it/

World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings:
http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/

World War One Collections:
http://www.jiscww1discovery.net/home

World War 1 Document Archive with link to World War 1 Discussion List:
http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

World War 1 documenting the first total war of the Twentieth Century (Yale University):
http://www.library.yale.edu/rsc/WWI/primary.html

World War One Historical Association:
http://ww1ha.org/

World War One Historical Association – Tripwire:
http://www.worldwar1.com/tripwire/smtw.htm

World War One Historical sites in Kenya:
http://www.facebook.com/kenyabattlefields

World War One in Africa Project:
http://wwiafrica.ghost.io/

Yahoo Groups (GreatWarColonial):
http://games.dir.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ColonialWars/conversations/topics/51607

The Yorkshire Regiment:
http://www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk/html-files/nairobi-south-cemetery.htm

Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO):
http://www.zmo.de/

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