The History of Current Events

South Africa in World War 1 - The African Front

October 19, 2021 Hayden Season 3 Episode 28
The History of Current Events
South Africa in World War 1 - The African Front
Show Notes

With the declaration of war on Germany by Great Britain, South Africa answered the call. The South African government was eager to expand it's borders and German South-West Africa was a neighboring province. In this neighboring province was a large number of Boers. All of the ethnic groups of South Africa fervently joined in support of their country. The blacks, Indians, Colourds and British. However a large portion of Boers saw Germany as the true ally and rose in rebellion.

This episode covers
The Maritz Rebellion
The Invasion of German South-West Africa
The Invasion of German East Africa
The Somme 
The Treaty of Versailles 
The conclusion of The Great War

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