Africa and the First World War

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This is a research project.

Introduction and Goals[edit]

This project is aimed at collecting factual information to support further research regarding Africa and the First World War. It will include the involvement of Africans of the Diaspora, Africa's role in events leading up to the war, and the impact of the consequences of the war.

Specific Topics[edit]

Prelude to war[edit]

During the war[edit]

Campaigns in Africa[edit]

The Force Publique in German East Africa during World War One



  • Beer, George (1969) [1923]. African Questions at the Paris Peace Conference. New York: Negro University Press.
  • Paice, Edward (2007). Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84709-0.
  • McGuirk, Russell (2007). The Sanusi's Little War The Amazing Story of a Forgotten Conflict in the Western Desert, 1915–1917. London: Arabian Publishing.
  • Paice, E. (2007). Tip & Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa. London: Phoenix. ISBN 978-0-7538-2349-1.]