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Commonwealth soldiers in East Africa

Discover the diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort in East Africa.

The East Africa campaign (3 August 1914 - November 1918) was one of the longest-running campaigns of the First World War. It consisted of a series of battles and guerrilla operations that lasted from the very beginning of the war until after the armistice was signed in Europe.

This video demonstrates the diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort in East Africa.

Download the accompanying resource pack and teacher notes for further details about some of the images featured in the video, and background information on the East Africa campaign.

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