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Forgotten servicemen: West Africa and the First World War

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Bessant Dr

Kew

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TALK AND DOCUMENT DISPLAY

Thousands of colonial subjects from Africa fought on behalf of the Allied Powers in the First World War. British West Africans were recruited to serve in the West African campaigns and West African residents in Britain took up the call to arms.

However, the contribution of West Africa to the war remains largely overlooked. This event examines the neglected history of these servicemen in the First World War.


We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.

For more information on our First World War 100 programme, please visit: nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war.

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