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Sep 15 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Sep 15 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Sep 8 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Sep 1 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Aug 26 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Aug 26 2014

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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Aug 18 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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