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Malaria in the Great War


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, with a r…

'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…