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Malaria in the Great War

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A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation)   Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8)   Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, wi…


Ep.229- Jan Smuts and the German East African Campaign – David Katz

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Doctoral candidate David Katz, studying at Stellenbosch University, talks about his PhD research into Jan Smuts and his conduct of operations in German East Africa during the Great War. This will be released as a book in 2022.


"The Navy in East Africa in 1915-1916, SMS Konigsberg and the African Queen" by Paul Blurton

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Paul's talk starts with the destruction of the German light cruiser SMS Konigsberg in the Rufiji river delta in German East Africa, now Tanzania. The second part covers the expedition to Lake Tanganyika, the Germans on the east bank of the lake and the control of the lake with the civilian ship the Graf von Gotzen which had been armed, and the B…


4 January 1917 : Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous

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He was the son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Selous. Selous was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist. He was the inspiration Sir H. Rider Haggard who wrote books regarding the fictional Allan Quatermain character and was the subject of several movies.  Going out to Africa age 19 he spent twenty years shooting b…


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