The presentation will be live and online.
That the First World War was fought in Africa is becoming more well-known, and amongst many who do know of the campaign, the German Commander, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, is held in high esteem. However, what few take into account are the complexities of managing the campaign and the divided views amongst those responsible for the overall war effort.
In particular, little attention has been paid to Lord Kitchener’s role in the African theatres. He owned a farm in today’s Kenya – within raiding distance of the border.
In this presentation, Anne Samson considers the impact of Kitchener’s relationship with Africa and how it influenced the 1914-1918 campaigns, particularly that in East Africa.
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The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.
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