The First World War in Namibia August 1914 - July 1915

This book commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War in Namibia August 1914 - July 1915.
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Title: The First World War in Namibia August 1914 - July 1915
Authors: Gordon McGregor; Mannfred Goldbeck
Series: Gondwana History
Publisher: Gondwana Publishers
Windhoek, Namibia 2014
ISBN 9789991689647 / ISBN 978-99916-896-4-7
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 364 pages, numerous b/w photos and battle map sketches


The First World War in Namibia marks the hundredth anniversary of the 1914-1918 World War. The Great War or the First World War, as it later became known, continues to cast an immense shadow on us today, its course and effects having played a large part in shaping the world as we know it. As one of the countries outside of Europe that was drawn into the war, inadvertently embroiled in the unique situation that was transpiring in the Union of South Africa, Namibia's history warrants inclusion in the worldwide WWI centenary commemorations. An easily readable account of the war in German South West Africa, The First World War in Namibia adds interesting detail and aspects of the period not generally dealt with in classic history books. This includes the role of the indigenous population in the campaign, the plight of the animals and the various medals awarded. It complements Gondwana's History Series and is a noteworthy addition to the texts documenting Namibia's rich history.

Content: The First World War in Namibia August 1914 - July 1915

Historical introduction
The campaign
The indigenous population
The animals
The visible symbols
The northern border
Interesting information
Battle calendar
Chronology of the war in Namibia
Bibliography and References
About the authors