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Those who are remembered are not forgotten, nor are their causes


A hundred years ago did one Lieutenant William Thomas Dartnell die a hero’s death at the hands of Von Lettow-Vorbeck’s savage askaris. Following a major engagement in the Taita area of Kenya, where the German troops kept raiding into British territory, did he remain behind to look after the wounded who could not be immediately evacuated from the battlefield, intent to negotiate with the advancing enemy troops for a brief humanitarian ceasefire to tend to the injured and bring back the dead to the allied lines.


This however was not to be as he was killed as were the wounded and when the allied troops returned did they only find a field of pure carnage.

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