Africa and the First World War by Melvin E. Page (eds.)

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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. Henri Barbusse, quoted in Foreign Affairs (London), 1, 12(June 1920) special supplement, p.

John Borethe Mareli, untitled letter extract in South Africa, 114(1917) 290. Germany, Foreign Office, Employment, contrary to International Law, of Colored Troops upon the European Arena of War by England and France (Berlin, 1915); original English version, intended for an American audience. ', Current History Magazine, 6(1917) 110. Richard M. Watt, Dare Call It Treason (New York, 1963) p. 211. W. E. B. DuBois, 'Worlds of Color', Foreign Affairs (New York), 3(1925) 429. Henri Barbusse, Under Fire, W.

Apart from risky encounters with prostitutes, the troops had almost no contact with French civilians. The extent of their enforced segregation, and the feelings of isolation it engendered, was conveyed by Kamara in recalling how he and the men- their training at an endwere marched to the front: Even when we were marching through a town, officers would be on your right and your left saying: 'One, two, one, two, one, two,' ... And if you turned to look at the people [who were cheering by the roadside] they would slap you [so hard that] you would actually see the fire of hell.

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