The next Great War in Africa conference will be held on Saturday 23 November 2019, 10am-4.30pm, at the Indian YMCA in London, Fitzroy Square.
Please get in touch if you would like to present your research findings/paper related to the 1914-1918 war – recognising the diverse interests in the war in Africa, themes will be identified from the papers submitted and accepted for the conference. The event is open to all students of the campaign irrespective of academic qualification.
There is a charge of £20.00 per person including a buffet lunch.
Accommodation is available at the YMCA for people wanting to stay over and is close to King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations.
We look forward to seeing you and having another excellent day of knowledge exchange.
Anne Samson, Ana Paula Pires and Dan Gilfoyle
Great War in Africa Association
International Network for the First World War
Plea: If you presented any conference papers over the centenary years concerning Africa and World War 1, and even before, please let Anne have the details for the Bibliography. This will be very helpful for researchers, in particular those doing historiographical papers. The same goes for articles and books – you can access the bibliography from any of the tabbed pages. If you have everything listed on Academia.edu or Researchgate, let me have the link and I’ll transfer the info from there to save you time.
Harry Fecitt on 17 Cavalry in East Africa.
Ed Paice has a summary of the First World War in East Africa on the British Library website, with various images from across Africa.
An interesting collection of photos from the African campaigns.
Click on the link for a sample and archive details.
Were you wondering whether life was expensive in Tripoli in 1915? or what kind of expenses colonial governors sent in for reimbursement by the Italian state during the war?
— Dr Vanda Wilcox (@Vanda_Wilcox) May 8, 2019
For those interested in medical history, here’s an article on Malaria’s contribution by Bernard Brabin.
For readers of Portguese, Maria Paula Meneses has an article on Mozambique in the war, published 2014
Looking for info from the Kenya Gazettes? It looks like they’ve all been added to Gazeti.Africa.
And for a list of WW1 Despatches including from the various African theatres, the London Gazette has a links page.
A collection of photos of East Africa including World War 1.
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