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The Battle of the Bees


The First World War was a global conflict. Although the vast majority of the fighting took place in France and Belgium, there were countless further battles fought in other parts of the world. In November 1914, one of the more obscure of these battles, characterised by a run-in with a series of beehives, took place in East Africa. Although large …

'Introduction to the Great War in Africa' - Anne Samson


At our Hatfield Peverel venue this will be the first visit of Anne Samson to the Essex Branch, to present a talk on a subject that I suspect most will have only a small knowledge of but carried on over the whole course of the First World War. This talk provides an overview of how Africa became involved in the First World War, why British Africa wa…