February 2020

A reminder that the deadline for submitting articles, chapters, essays for There Came a Time 2 is 17 February 2020. Please get in touch if you are planning to submit and need some extra time.

It’s been a little quiet on the website discovery front, although there’s been lots happening behind the scenes – which means more detail in future newsletters. There has been some updating of the In Memory lists based on new source materials uncovered. This information all needs transcribing, so if you have a spare moment and do not mind doing some mind-numbing copying of info into a spreadsheet, please get in touch. For anyone interested too, the names featuring in the East Africa General Routine Orders are slowly being added to a sheet in the East Africa In Memory List.

CWGC has been digitising some of their collection – including material on Africa

For members on Facebook, there is a page on The Great War in Africa – this is not related to the Great War in Africa Association.

New articles are constantly being added to the 1914-18 online encyclopedia – always worth a visit.

The following might be of interest for researchers looking for funding opportunities.

And finally, I was notified of the death of Gerry Rillings, a great supporter of the GWAA before he fell ill and an avid researcher of the war in East Africa. Some of you might have known Gerry through East Africa Books which he owned, or the English translations of My Life and the Walter Dobbertin book of photographs. Gerry was behind the publication of both and undertook some interviews with Kikamba veterans in the 1980s which were finally translated into English in 2014. These are in the care of the Imperial War Museum in London.

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