September 2019

Registration for the Great War Africa conference on 23 November 2019 at the Indian YMCA, London is now open.
Information if you want to present or contribute a paper and/or attend.

Far from the Western Front has some links to Africa in WW1.

The Rand Club in Johannesburg has photos of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Jan Smuts and others who attended the 1929 East Africa campaign ‘reunion’ dinner.

South African World War One memorial to be relocated to safer spot.

The Kasigau Affair – an African perspective and how it is remembered. This post has been amended due to previous links not being safe. Mama Alice’s story can be found in this article which requires sign-in or payment or here.

Thanks to Jennie Upton for discovering this article by the Australian Kenyan Embassy on the the East Africa campaign

Nongqai vol 10 no 4 has a history of railways during war.

The Natal Mounted Rifles, South Africa, has a new website. They served in South West Africa and the Rebellion in 1914-1915.

Insignia of South African forces who served in World War 1.

Ghana National Archives can be accessed here – it’s one to keep an eye on for WW1 material.

The new url for the Legion of Frontiersmen is

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