The attached article contains information on German and askari uniforms from East Africa. It was compiled by Matthias Schneider as part of an nvestigation into the possibility of a battle re-enactment at the request of Howard. The conclusion of the investigation/discussion is that a re-enactment at this time is inappropriate.

Cost and availability of Askari Uniform

Other places to look for information on uniforms (thanks to Leon):
“The German Colonial Troops,1889-1918″by Kraus and Mueller

Great War East Africa Conference, 14 July 2012: Abstracts and confirmed speakers


Dear all

Please find attached the GWEA Conference Registration and GWEA Programme for the Great War in East Africa Conference to be held on 14 July 2012 at The National Archives, Kew, London. We have received some funding for the event from www.dnw.co.uk and so are able to offer a few concessions to students paying their own way and to those over 60. Please contact me for further information.

For more information on the papers, please see the Abstracts.

If you would like a book, publication or tour related to the campaign promoted, please let me have the details so I can make the necessary arrangements.

Please do get in touch at if there’s anything more you’d like to know and pass the info onto others who may be interested. I can be contacted at thesamsonsed@gmail.com.

All the best

New for June 2012

Some highlights of what’s new on the site this month:

The booklist has been updated. Please do let me know of any publications you know of which are not on the list so they can be added. I’m in the process of trawling through lists of articles to include these.

An ‘In Memory’ section has also been added. This is very new and is constantly being updated with the names and other details of men of all theatres who were involved in the campaign. Please do send across those you’ve come across and also any corrections which need to be made (please include the source of your info so that it can be included).

http://www.eturbonews.com/29871/battlefield-east-africa-98-years-and-counting on battlefields in Tsavo area has been added to the Heritage: tours and info section.