Article considers the role of Kenya during the First World War

Posted on on 21 July 2013
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An article in Standard Digital considers the role which Kenya, as a British colony, played during the First World War.

"When an Austria-Hungary monarch, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated 99 years ago in Sarajevo, it appeared like a remote act of no consequence".

"In Africa, the killing of the couple in June of 1914 meant very little. At the time, the mode of communication was still rudimentary and consisted of runners with spiked sticks in case of official communication".

To read the full article, visit the Standard Digital website here.

Date of article publication: 20/07/2013

Images courtesy of the Standard Digital website