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Dar es Salaam - Ubhuche, Invisible Histories of the First World War

History professor Oswald Masebo explores why World War One is almost forgotten in his native Tanzania despite the lives the nation lost to the conflict.

World War One ravaged Tanzania. East Africans were recruited as carriers and fighters, and many more were affected by the destruction of crops by retreating forces. As many as a million died from starvation and sickness as well as from their wounds, yet the war is barely remembered there now. Oswald Masebo, Professor of History at the University of Dar es Salaam, explores the conundrum with an audience at the auditorium of the British Council in Tanzania.

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Fri 3 Jul 2015 22:45


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