Historian marks centenary of longest First World War battle in east Africa

WW1 Soldiers in east Africa QF 12 pounder 18 cwt East Africa WWI wikicommonsWhile western Europe celebrated the end of the First World War on 11 November 1918, there was no sense of jubilation in eastern Europe, Russia, and Africa where fighting continued.

Leading historian, Dr Anne Samson, an Elder at St John’s United Reformed Church, Northwood, coordinator of the Great War in Africa Association and author of numerous books on the subject, including World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict Among the European Powers, explains why.

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