To commemorate the centenary since the start of the First World War the Australian High Commission in Nairobi is proud to have put together a photo display that tells a little of the history of how this war affected East Africa. The photos will be on display at a number of sites during the centenary period.
Published on Mar 26, 2015 by Redcoat: British Military History
In this video clip James Willson, author of the book "Guerillas of Tsavo" explains the story behind the first shots of the East African Campaign in WW1.
BBC - The Essential with Reeta Chakrabarti
World War I was, by definition, a global conflict - and it involved combatants and support staff all around the world. It wasn't simply a fight between European powers: individuals across Africa and Asiavolunteered, struggled and fought, sometimes at home, sometimes half a world away.
A special essay from Reeta Chakrabarti, in France and Kenya, commemorates the contribution and the sacrifices of Indian and East African troops who served on the British side during the conflict.
100 years ago, she was the fearsome German warship that ruled the waters of Lake Tanganyika; today the MV Liemba runs as the world's oldest passenger ferry. The Goetzen, as she was known then, was sent to East Africa where she defended Germany's colony against the Allied forces during World War One. As part of a series looking at stories beyond the trenches of Europe, BBC Swahili's Zuhura Yunus travels to Tanzania and takes a journey aboard the indestructible warship.
Planned Events coming soon:
September 2015 - Darnell's Commemoration
October 2015 - First Flight in Kenya
11 November 2015 - Remembrance Day