November 2019

The conference programme for 23 November is now available. If you would like to attend and haven’t yet booked, please get in touch. There are still a few places available. Details here.

Articles of interest
The last man to walk out of Delville Wood…was a Dundee man

Gus Hume-Gore – some letters from Skipper’s War.

German online colonial sources

In response to the Guardian article on African war graves, the CWGC has issued the following.

CWGC on restoring the Askari monument in Mombasa
The lengths individuals go to remember the War dead – a CWGC gardner in Egypt

Deadline for Endangered Archives applications closes 11 November 2019.

Medal collectors might be interested to know that Spinks have some African World War 1 medals for sale in their next auction: 27th & 28th November, commencing each day at 10am. See the catalogue for details.

Brian Tarpey sent this in following the article on Dartnell in September.

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October 2019

Registration for the Great War Africa conference on 23 November 2019 at the Indian YMCA, London is now open.
Information if you want to present or contribute a paper and/or attend. Paper proposals must be in by Monday 21 October.

Remembering Square Hill by Janet Szabo.

Women and children from Luderitzbucht interned in South Africa; transcribed list

For German readers there’s an account of being a prisoner of war in South Africa and England by Georg Wilhelm Wagener

Legion of Frontiersmen’s Arthur Lloyd and the East Africa Reunion dinners

Some BBC articles on the end of the war in Africa and the Versailles Treaty.

History Today article on GEA and the end of the war.

Timothy Wright’s History of the Northern Rhodesia Police is now online.

Portuguese involvement is covered in:
The myths of Portuguese belligerency by Antonio Jose Telo
Portugal in the Great War of 1914-1918 and the war in Africa by Nuno Lemos Pires
Mozambique and the Great War by Fernando Rita
Other articles in Portuguese can be found here
Thanks to Richard Jewell for the link.

And for something a little different, there’s a new publication by Melvin Page: Distinguished Conduct – An African life in Colonial Malawi. Part 2 concerns the Great War in Africa.

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September 2019

Registration for the Great War Africa conference on 23 November 2019 at the Indian YMCA, London is now open.
Information if you want to present or contribute a paper and/or attend.

Far from the Western Front has some links to Africa in WW1.

The Rand Club in Johannesburg has photos of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Jan Smuts and others who attended the 1929 East Africa campaign ‘reunion’ dinner.

South African World War One memorial to be relocated to safer spot.

The Kasigau Affair – an African perspective and how it is remembered. This post has been amended due to previous links not being safe. Mama Alice’s story can be found in this article which requires sign-in or payment or here.

Thanks to Jennie Upton for discovering this article by the Australian Kenyan Embassy on the the East Africa campaign

Nongqai vol 10 no 4 has a history of railways during war.

The Natal Mounted Rifles, South Africa, has a new website. They served in South West Africa and the Rebellion in 1914-1915.

Insignia of South African forces who served in World War 1.

Ghana National Archives can be accessed here – it’s one to keep an eye on for WW1 material.

The new url for the Legion of Frontiersmen is www.frontiersmenhistorian.wordpress.com

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