Event Date and time: Saturday 17th June 2017 | 14:00 – 15:30

Venue details: The National Archives | Bessant Dr Kew | TW9 4DU

Organisers: The National Archives 

Event website: Forgotten servicemen: West Africa and the First World War 

Event cost: Free

Talk and Document Display 

Thousands of colonial subjects from Africa fought on behalf of the Allied Powers in the First World War. British West Africans were recruited to serve in the West African campaigns and West African residents in Britain took up the call to arms.

However, the contribution of West Africa to the war remains largely overlooked. This event examines the neglected history of these servicemen in the First World War.

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