For a limited time only – till the end of Ramadan (16 June), copies of The Unknown Fallen: Allied Muslim involvement in World War 1 is available for £37. This book contains a fair bit on African involvement including three sections on Sub-Sahara Africa.
World War 1 in Tsavo, Kenya
Guerrillas of Tsavo (James Willson) is fundraising to upgrade the World War 1 display in Tsavo in time for the centenary commemorations of the end of the war. Details here
Lovely to see the memorial getting some attention – there will be a commemoration service in Mbala on 25 November 2018.
Thorntree safaris are organising on the ground travel and accommodation.
Inspection of @CWGC Abercorn memorial in Mbala – Northern Zambia by AAPA Regional manager @SimonHardman. This memorial records the death in action of 433 Northern Rhodesia native Carriers who fell in Northern Rhodesia during #WW1 pic.twitter.com/ismVGcCnYR
— Daniel Achini (@achini_daniel) 8 May 2018
Free to enter Creative Writing Competition welcoming contributions about the lesser known campaigns of #WW1 in countries outside Europe. Open to people from all over the world. You can find details here. Deadline September 2018.
South Africa appears to be in a number of searches recently, please share if you find interesting snippets about other theatres too.
South Africa’s living memorials: The Comrades Marathon (WW1 East Africa) and a WW2 hospital
South Africa remembers – a blog which looks like it has some interesting info. Thanks to Warwick Hojem for this one.
For users of the South African National Archives, they have launched a new database. Thankfully the old version is still available and I advise continue using that for the present. The new system does not yet contain a date search or download functionality – senior management at the archive confirm that this is being addressed.