Teaching Africa: the Great War in Africa

Africa in Words Guest Anne Samson:

Ready packaged resources for those who want to explore the Great War in Africa are scarce. However, that shouldn’t put teachers and other educators off doing so as the amount of useful material on the web is increasing daily.

Campaigns were fought across Africa while troops and auxiliary forces from Africa were used in Europe and elsewhere. My interest is in the action which took place on the African continent, and a good place to start understanding the African campaigns is with the East African campaign which was fought from 8 August 1914 until 25 November 1918. Contrasting why fighting started here on the 8th whilst in Togoland it started a day earlier and in Europe a few days later will give some of the varied reasons for countries going to war.

The war in East Africa is often regarded as ‘the…

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