Great War in Africa

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    #GreatWarInAfrica: France, Africa, and the First World War, 100 Years On

#GreatWarInAfrica: France, Africa, and the First World War, 100 Years On

Tweet France stands out as the only European country to include black African soldiers in their armies that fought in Europe. Richard S Fogarty of the University at Albany, State University of New York explores the resulting issues of identity for Africans and French people. In April of this year, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, […]

#GreatWarInAfrica: La France, l’Afrique et la première guerre mondiale, 100 ans déjà.

Tweet La France se distingue comme le seul pays européen à avoir inclus des soldats africains noirs dans ses armées qui ont combattu en Europe. Richard S Fogarty de l’Université d’Albany, Université d’état de New York explore les questions identitaires qui en résultent pour les africains et les français. Au mois d’Avril de cette année marquant le centenaire du début […]

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    #GreatWarInAfrica: “Loyalty” does not explain why African soldiers fought in East Africa in World War I

#GreatWarInAfrica: “Loyalty” does not explain why African soldiers fought in East Africa in World War I

Tweet Michelle Moyd of Indiana University seeks to dispel the myth of blindly loyal colonial troops during World War One. One hundred years after World War I began in Europe, the question of why tens of thousands of African soldiers fought for European colonial powers in Africa intrigues us. European colonial military officers writing about their troops after 1918 proclaimed […]

#GreatWarInAfrica Book Review: World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict Among the European Powers by Anne Samson

Tweet  World War I in Africa looks afresh at the strategies of the German and Allied campaigns, and at the great rivalry between General Jan Christian Smuts, who took on the German forces in East Africa, and General Lettow-Vorbeck, celebrated as the only German general to occupy British territory and whose troops finished the war undefeated. Although this book is […]

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    #GreatWarInAfrica: Honour motivated some Cameroonian soldiers who fought for Germany during the First World War

#GreatWarInAfrica: Honour motivated some Cameroonian soldiers who fought for Germany during the First World War

Tweet George Njung looks at the role honour played in the decision of Cameroonians to fight for European belligerents in the First World War in Cameroon.  Until recently, historians of WWI in Africa have paid scant attention to the relationship between the question of honour and Africans’ military actions. The motivations of African colonial soldiers have been lumped into the […]

La Grande Guerre en Afrique : La notion d’honneur, s’est révélée être un facteur de motivation pour certains soldats camerounais, ayant combattu pour l’Allemagne lors de la Première Guerre mondiale.

Tweet George Njung examine le rôle que l’honneur a joué dans la décision qui a poussé les camerounais à se battre pour l’Allemagne lors de la Première Guerre mondiale. La relation existant entre l’honneur et les actions militaires des Africains n’a été jusqu’à présent que très peu étudiée, par les historiens de la Première Guerre mondiale en Afrique. Les motivations […]

#GreatWarInAfrica: World War One veterans trigger new wave of social change in Cameroon

Tweet Walter Gam Nkwi recounts the impact of returning Cameroonian soldiers from Spanish Guinea on the Cameroon Grassfields after the end of the First World War in 1919. As soldiers returned home to the Cameroon Grassfields in the north of the country from Fernando Po in Spanish Guinea, they brought with them new ideas which introduced “modernity” to this region. […]

#LaGrandeGuerreEnAfrique : Les Anciens combattants de la Première Guerre mondiale déclenchent une nouvelle vague de changements sociaux au Cameroun.

Tweet Walter Gam Nkwi parle des répercussions engendrées par le retour des soldats camerounais de la Guinée espagnole dans le Grassland camerounais à la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale en 1919. De retour chez eux, dans la région du Grassland au nord du Cameroun, ces soldats rentrés de Fernando Po en Guinée espagnole, apportent de nouvelles idées. Celles-ci introduisent […]

#GreatWarInAfrica – Equatorial Guinea and the German Schutztruppe during the First World War

Tweet LSE’s Mahon Murphy explores the loyalties of Cameroon soldiers who fought for Germany in World War 1. The battle for control of Cameroon during the First World War involved five Empires (Britain, France and Belgium versus Germany, with neutral Spain looking on) and was not confined within the borders of the country itself. Cut off from supplies by Britain […]

#GrandeGuerreEnAfrique – La Guinée Equatoriale et les Schutztruppe allemands pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale

Tweet Mahon Murphy de la LSE interroge la loyauté des soldats Camerounais qui ont combattu auprès des Allemands pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale. Les combats pour le contrôle du Cameroun pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale ont impliqué cinq empires (la Grande Bretagne, la France et la Belgique contre l’Allemagne, avec l’Espagne, neutre, en arrière-plan) et ont été limités au territoire […]

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