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The Kings African Rifles on the march, 1916

Photograph, World War One, East Africa (1914-1918), 1916.

During the First World War German forces in East Africa commanded by Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck conducted successful raids against the neighbouring Allied territories. This forced the Allies to mount a large-scale campaign in this region. The King's African Rifles played a major part and by 1918 had expanded from three to 22 battalions and had established a formidable reputation for bush fighting.

One of 16 photographs associated with King's African Rifles.

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NAM. 1965-06-73-14


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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