January 2020

Let me start by wishing all a peaceful 2020.

Thanks to all who attended the conference in November – it was a very fruitful day. Papers will be published in due course, as well as other contributions. If there is an article or paper you would like considered, please see the attached.

The Leffler story – contains some references to WW1 in Africa. Note: you need to work through these backwards/up, from June 2018, to get the chronology.

An intro to Harry Fecitt’s articles on World War 1 in Africa with links to Smuts’ despatches and SA officers’ roll for GSWA.

From 2011 an article on the Battle for Kisii

Soldiering in Egypt during the First and Second World Wars

British Pathe Africa snippets 1914-1920

A surprising discovery of an account of the African conflicts: London County Council Record of Service in the Great War by members of the Council’s staff

CWGC plans for Nairobi announced.

Memorial to first Marine deaths in Nigeria during the war.

On the topic of memorials, there is a roll of honour for Maritzburg Boys School which is in need of a permanent home following the closure of the school. If you have any ideas where it can find a safe haven, please let Anne know.

A video exhibition of the prisoner of war camp at Aus – quality is not brilliant.
There are also photographs of Aus pow camp amongst other things.

South African railway photos during World War 1 as well as the Railway Magazines.

And for those who have struggled to find the bookshop, hopefully the new button under resources makes life easier. More will be added during the year. In particular, keep an eye open for the reprints of the BASP collection.

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