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Because of the dearth of written accounts by Africans, the oral history of a Guinean veteran, Kande Kamara, offers a unique opportunity for assessing the war's impact on French colonials. 3 Although the testimony of Kamara, a Susu aristocrat, reflects the values of his particular ethnic group and social level, it also conveys experiences common to Africans throughout the French colonies- the recruiters' demands upon the villages, the use of Africans in France, and the fate which awaited the soldiers when they returned home.
Thesis, University of Miami, Florida, 1974, 224-5. 'La Conquete du Togoland et du Cameroun', 10-14; Edmund Bond, 'The Conquest of Cameroun', Contemporary Review, 109(1916) 620-7; and E. Gonzalez Fiol, 'La Actualidad Belica: Como se Conquisto el Cameron', Por Esos Mundos, 17(1916) 529-46. A personal account of carrier service in the Cameroun campaign can be found in James K. Matthews, 'Nwose's Tale', Der Angriff: A Journal of World War I History, 15(November 1981) 8-11. The loyalty of the German askari was legendary during the East African Campaign, as was the severe discipline of the commander they followed unhesitatingly.
70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. Black Men in a White Man's War text are given in Hector L. Duff, Africa Small Chop (London, 1932) pp. 187-8. SeeR. Desjardins, Avec les Senegalais par de/a I' Euphrate (Paris, 1925). ) (Boston, 1943) pp. 624, 629; italics in the original. E. D. Morel, 'Negro Troops in Germany', Stead's Review, 54(1920) 160--6. Also see Keith L. Nelson, 'The "Black Horror on the Rhine": Race as a Factor in Post World War I Diplomacy', Journal of Modern History, 42(1970) 606--27.
Africa and the First World War by Melvin E. Page (eds.)