August update

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 view featuring Africa amongst other areas
and Wartime diplomacy: the role of the Empire (podcast)
Other bits from TNA on WW1

Anne Samson – Why were the British and Allied forces unable to dislodge the renowned German General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck in East Africa?

Tanzanian Citizen – How World War 1 broke out in East Africa

Royal Navy visits CWGC Cemetery in Ghana

The World War 1 in Africa project: What happened in Africa should not stay in Africa

Legion of Frontiersmen Topic page focusing on East Africa
and World War 1 in general

Guardian Interactive documentary

Conferences and events
Taita/Taveta – 14-16 August
GWAA get-together in London – 22 November (details to be confirmed)
Sandhurst – There are 2 papers on East Africa, including one by member Ed Yorke 29 November 2014

Updates to the site:
African Archive Guide – see

Another development is the introduction of book sales through the GWAA. Watch this space – the page should be available in September. If you would like to promote/sell a book through the site, please contact Anne.

Don’t forget to have a look at the Forum pages where members have posted queries. All would be grateful for some information…

If you have had any articles or books published on Africa in World War 1 or you come across any useful sources, please let Anne know so that this information can be shared with others.

Best wishes (from the cold, wet slopes of Kilimanjaro)

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