Auction running 6-13 July: Diary of Hyacinth and Minerva up for sale.
SS Mendi bell handed in by unknown person.
Article from the SA Daily Maverick on the dialogues of the drowned of the SS Mendi
A memorial was unveiled in Brixton, London in memory of African and Caribbean men who served in World War 1. The King’s African Rifles and East African Force Association was involved. BBC report
As soon as information is available regarding the 25 November 2018 commemoration events in Mbala/Abercorn, it will be posted on this site. Arrangements are being made in Zambia – with various logistics needing to be organised. From what I have heard so far, it’s going to be good.
There’s a new article by Harry Fecitt on the 2/3 KAR in German East Africa. You can see it and other articles by Harry and GWAA members here.
Ana Paula Pires has an article on The First World War in Portuguese East Africa: Civilian and Military Encounters in the Indian Ocean
For members who read German, Michael Pesek has posted some new topics recently. This one is on Lake Kivu ops, German Governor Schnee’s declaration and Lettow’s recollections in 1922
Michael has also shared a link to a French film with English subtitles about the war in Africa – Black and White in Colour (1976). It was filmed in the Ivory Coast. Loved the bagpipes.
Account of the battle of Nyanza
Sept. 1914: British guns being moved to L. Victoria during #WW1. Read an account of the war in Nyanza on https://t.co/xOK1JveMr2 pic.twitter.com/1gOMuQqvdd
— HistoryKe (@HistoryKe) 22 June 2017
Visual of where Indian troops served
#WW1 Commemorating 100yrs since WW1 & versatility of the Indian campaigns across the world, from Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia & China pic.twitter.com/Y2hod2Cw8j
— RetroSikh (@RetroSikh) 24 June 2017