Planes and Africa in 1914-1918

Planes feature in all the main theatres of the Great War in Africa. They were used in South West Africa (Namibia) and East Africa, as well as in Egypt. In West Africa, along with other African territories, donations were made to buy planes for use by the Royal Flying Corps.

Aerodrome Forum:

Cross and Cockade:

German Colonial Uniforms

History Journal:

South African Military History Society: search on planes or flight and war year

RAF Hendon
UK National Archives – AIR series

Publications including memoirs See the Bibliographic listing for more details and further publications.
WA Raleigh – The war in the air (official history)
Margaret Hall- The Imperial Aircraft Flotilla: The Worldwide Fundraising Campaign for the British Flying Services in the First World War
WG Moore – Early Bird
Frederick Lane – A Great Adventure in East Africa
Kenneth van der Spuy – Chasing the Wind
Cherry Kearton – My dog Simba
Leo Wolmseley – Flying and Sport in East Africa
AW Furniss – in Peter Dye’s articles in Cross and Cockade

2014 – Maya Alexandri, The Celebration Husband
2012 – Owen P Hall Jnr, Flight into the Abyss: Zeppelin operations in Africa 1917-1918
2009 – Wilbur Smith, Assegai
1980 – William Stevenson, The Ghosts of Africa
1964/8 – Wilbur Smith, Shout at the Devil
Other books by Wilbur Smith such at The Burning Shore feature South Africans and planes in Europe during the war.
1958 – Januz Meissner, L-59 (Polish)

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