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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…

The Africa Naval Expedition by Christopher Mellor-Hill


Christopher Mellor-Hill will present an account of the Africa Naval Expedition that took place between December 1915 and July 1916 and resulted in the capture of Lake Tanganyika. The story inspired the book ‘the African Queen’ by CS Forrester and the film of the same name. The British and Belgian forces had to recapture the lake from the German fo…