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Indian Volunteers in the Great War East African Campaign


In August 1914 the Volunteer units of the Indian Defence Force were recruited from white and mixed-race members of the civilian community whose expectations were that they would only be used operationally within India for local or home defence. However, on the declaration of war, several members of Volunteer units wished to serve overseas and their…

'The War in West Africa' a talk by Christopher Mellor-Hill


This talk is the second of two talks given by Christopher Mellor-Hill of Noonans auctioneers looking at the War in Africa. This will consider the war in West Africa including the actions in South-West Africa by the South African forces. Christopher is head of Client Liaison at Noonans - the specialist Medal & Coin Auctioneers. His¬†enthusiasm f…