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Locally recruited British troops from Cameroon, 1918 (c)

Photograph, World War One, West Africa (1914-1918), 1918 (c).

Black soldiers bore the brunt of the fighting in both West and East Africa during World War One. The Germans, French, Belgians and British all relied on locally recruited soldiers and labourers to sustain their campaigns.

One of 6 photographs collected by Mr Arnett, a senior government official in Nigeria and the British Cameroons, 1920 (c)-1929 (c).

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NAM. 1991-03-11-2


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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