King's African Rifles training with a light mortar, 1956
Photograph by Lieutenant Roger Perkins, 4th (Uganda) Battalion King's African Rifles, 1956.
Soldiers of the 4th (Uganda) Battalion undergo instruction in the use of a light mortar. In 1956 several battalions of the King's African Rifles were serving in Kenya during the Mau Mau Rising, an anti-colonial revolt focusing on land ownership and who was to rule Kenya once the British withdrew. The rising was eventually defeated, but it required over 10,000 British and African soldiers to do it.
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