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Officer and NCOs of the King's African Rifles, 1917 (c).

Photograph, World War One, East Africa, 1917 (c).

An African non-commissioned officer (NCO) sits with a British officer and a British NCO. The rank and file of the King's African Rifles were African, while most officers were seconded from the British Army. While British members of the regiment wore standard khaki fatigues, African soldiers wore khaki drill with tall red fezes and cummerbunds.

From an album of 192 photographs compiled by an officer of the Kings African Rifles.

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NAM. 1973-06-12-1-76


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