September 2020

Essays on the First World War in the Horn of Africa.

Some German publications covering the war in Africa, and photos.

The Spanish flu hits Kisumu and subsequent article (an example of how the media uses history).

In case you aren’t aware, there are numerous papers on the African campaigns of World War 1 on You do need to register to access them. The other site to have useful academic-type articles, some of which overlap with is

The Great War series: Countries in World War 1 youtube videos: German East Africa ; South Africa

For anyone interested in the demise of the boats which served on Lake Victoria during the war, The Uganda Journal has a short article.

A view of the Delville Wood memorial in 1926 – a mother from Boksburg, South Africa attended the unveiling. She lost three sons on the Western Front.

A war memorial with a difference – Uganda.

If anyone is interested in taking a WW1 reminiscent trip up the Zambezi and Shire rivers, please get in touch. Mark Anderson is thinking of doing a trip.

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