An Introduction to the Great War in Africa - Dr Anne Samson
03 Nov

An overview of how Africa became involved, why British Africa was involved. It outlines the four main campaigns (Togo; Cameroon; South West Africa/Namibia and East Africa) and touches on Egypt and examines other peacekeeping encounters during the war. Only two white British units participated in the war in Africa, the rest were either African raised, or Indian, West Indian or composite. In closing the talk compares the experience of the African campaigns with the Western Front.

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE
03 Nov 2023 19:00