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7th Manchester Regt Khartoum 1914 - 1315
Written on reverse in ink which is contemporary with the photo - 7th. Manchester Regt. Khartoum. Oct. 1914 -- a.B. Photographed by - R. Guilleminot, Bœsflug et Cie. Paris.
The Great War in German Africa
World War I was a truly global conflict. Although the western front dominates the popular imagination with its frustrating, static trench warfare, the conflict raged from Finland to Greece, from the Caucasus to Arabia and from Turkey to the coast of China. It is not often given much attention but the Great War also raged across the entire continent of Africa as well, north to south and east to west. The Turks launched attacks on Egypt and Turkish forces supported guerilla attacks against the…
Old Customs house in Bagamoyo harbour, Tanzania
Customs House in Bagamoyo Tanzania. Bagamoyo ( ("Bwaga-Moyo") which means "Lay down your Heart" in swahili) was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. Imagine thousands of slaves in Bagamoyo who were shipped to Zanzibar where the slave market used to be. The town is now UNESCO listed. © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com