March 2020

As you’ll no doubt have realised, it’s been another rather busy period away from the web, although hopefully this newsletter makes up for it a bit.

One result of all this busy-ness is that the BSAP catalogue (which includes more than just WW1 Africa accounts of the BSAP) is now available through GWAA – see also under books for sale/resources. This is part of a new collaboration between BSAP and GWAA. Ebook versions will also be added as time goes by.
South Africa at War: The Union Defence Force in World War 1 by William Endley is now available for purchase. This has been a long-time coming as those of you who know William and are linked to his Facebook page will be well aware.
And if a personal plug is permitted, my book on Kitchener: The Man not the Myth has been published by Helion and is available through War Books in South Africa. The book has its origins in Kitchener objecting to the escalation of conflict in East Africa in 1915/6.

For members with an interest in shipping, the War Time Memories Project seems to have some useful/interesting snippets concerning Africa. And for anyone wanting to access ships’ logs – quite a few can be found here with some summary info here.
A photo collection by the doctor of SS Salamis which transported troops between East Africa and South Africa during the war.

Looking for info on people who worked or lived in East Africa between 1880 and 1939? Try Europeans in East Africa.
Harry Fecitt has a number of articles featured on Guerrillas of Tsavo in a section called Heroes of East Africa.

A short 3 min overview of World War 1 in Africa video on Facebook (courtesy of Chris Eyte).
Colourised images of Africans in Europe during the war can be found on Facebook.

A growing database of RAMC personnel, some of whom served in Africa – you can’t search on location so it will be a bit of a trawl if you don’t know the name.

The UNESCO history of Africa is now available online – Chapter 12 of vol 7 covers World War 1.

Brazilian Navy patrols African coast during the war. And an article by Michael Pesek on the development of the colonial state as a result of the war. New articles are regularly added to the site.

A DSO instead of a VC against the Senussi by the Western Front Association. And how the survivors of a torpedoed ship became prisoners of the Senussi.

A new book “The Merit Medals for Combatants in German South West Africa 1892-1918” by Gordon McGregor has been published.

In addition to links with the BSAP Association, GWAA has also aligned with the Military Intelligence Museum. The latter are relocating and require help with funding

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