Resources

Sources of Information

The excel spreadsheets listed below contain referenced material – names, ships, places, lists of books, articles, poetry, novels, films, pamphlets and online newspapers of the African campaigns. The files can be downloaded and sorted for personal use.
Below the spreadsheets are links to other reference sources which might be of interest.


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Books to Purchase

Reviews submitted to GWAA
Ed Yorke: Guerrillas of Tsavo by James Willson

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 273 page Bibliography Africa First World War 2018. 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. Others are linked on the chronologies above.

Blog postings, including reviews, by thesamsonsedhistorian on World War 1 in Africa

Photos and Memorials

Other links where the Great War in Africa is mentioned

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

Aerodrome Forum:
http://www.theaerodrome.com

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

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

Auckland City Library for photos on GSWA and EA (search Africa and 1914):
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/heritageimages/index.htm

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

Belgian State Archives:
www.arch.be

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

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/

Cambridge Forecast Group – Colonial and Military globalisation World War 1 in Africa (not updated since 2013):
http://cambridgeforecast.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/military-globalization-world-war-i-in-africa/

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

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

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

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/

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/project/EAP099

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Graham’s Blog (Lake Tanganyika):
https://graham64.wordpress.com/tag/kingani/

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

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

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)

Histomil Historica:
http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?t=11627

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

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

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

Languages and the First World War
https://languagesandthefirstworldwar.wordpress.com/

Lancashire Infantry Museum:
http://www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk

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/

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

Namibia
http://klausdierks.com/Chronology/contents.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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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 Africa Remembers:
https://southafricaremembers.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

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

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

Western Front Association:
http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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