The bitter struggle that rolled back and forth across the North African desert was the first major Allied victory of the Second World War.
David Stirling was a pioneer of British Special Forces. In 1941, he founded the Special Air Service (SAS) in Egypt to undertake small-scale raids behind enemy lines.
During the Second World War, Britain created a range of special units who undertook a variety of daring operations against the Axis Powers. The bravery and commitment of these forces has become the stuff of legend.
The 1868 expedition to Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia) was one of the most ambitious and expensive military campaigns ever undertaken by the British Army.
27 April 2018, 11.30am
Professor Edward Spiers discusses the British expedition against Emperor Theodore II of Ethiopia.
KS4-KS5 (Age 14+)
Follow this gallery trail to become a documentary filmmaker exploring the British Empire in Africa.
KS3 (Age 11 to 14)
Discover the surprising and diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort in East Africa.
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