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The East African Campaign 1914 - 1918

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On 14/12/2007 at 01:39, askaris said:
.The archives at Radio Tanzania Dar-es-salaam,University of Dar es salaam ,and the Monduli military academy contains a good collection of the oral history of the Askaris in the great war,they should be consulted by anyone interested in the subject.

That collection sounds like it would make an excellent book, should someone local be inspired enough to do the work.

See here for encouragement

 

 

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Really obscure request : would anyone have information on the 200-or-so German civilians who joined up with the Togo police, during the 1914 invasion?

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The best source is the Official History: Military Operations Togoland and the Cameroons

see: http://www.naval-military-press.com/togoland-and-the-cameroons.-official-history-of-the-great-war-other-theatres.html

I did an article on the campaign here:

http://www.kaiserscross.com/188001/300143.html

Harry

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kenf48

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Cited your article and very interesting and impressive site in this thread

 

where the OP is seeking information on the West African Regiment

( I think I'll leave it to the experts!)

Ken

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The best source is the Official History: Military Operations Togoland and the Cameroons

see: http://www.naval-mil...r-theatres.html

I did an article on the campaign here:

http://www.kaiserscr...001/300143.html

Harry

Thanks, Harry - I'd actually read your article just the other week. Well done. Was there ever a roster of the German civilians, either in the Official History or elsewhere?

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bushfighter

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I don't know of any lists of German volunteers, but you may pick up more clues in this article:

http://www.britishcolonialafrica.com/PDFS/10_LIEUT_COLONEL_BRYANT_8_Single_20_3.pdf

the article has been revised in the current issue of this journal:

http://www.britishcolonialafrica.com/journal.html

Harry

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