Great Wars: Who remembers Africa’s dead?

Updated: May 13, 2018

By ERIC MUGENDI The East African:

As the world marked the centenary of the First World War last August, there has been renewed interest in the history of the wars from both Europeans and East Africans, as more people trace the history of their loved ones who fought and who died in the Great Wars.

East Africa may have not seen battles on the scale of Verdun or the Somme, in France in First World War, or the landing at Normandy during the Second World War, it was nevertheless the theatre of some of the fiercest battles between the British and the Germans and the Africans fighting on either side. Kenya in particular, in present day Taita-Taveta County, still bears the scars of the Great Wars.

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