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  • WEST AFRICAN TROOPS IN INDIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST AFRICAN TROOPS IN INDIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    IND 2864

    Indian soldiers mingle with troops of the 81st West African Division after the latter had arrived in India for jungle training. The first African colonial troops to fight outside Africa, the 81st Division went on to Burma in December 1943.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "DOUBLEDAY E S COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Doubleday E S 1914-08-06

    Q 45771

    Following mobilisation, 1st Battalion, The Nigeria Regiment entrain at Kaduna for Lagos, after which it would proceed to Duala in the German Cameroons. This battalion was armed with the long Lee Enfield rifle and short bayonet. Sleeping blankets and rain...

  • THE NIGERIA REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    THE NIGERIA REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "POWELL L A W (LT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Powell L A W (Lt) (Photographer) 1917-01

    Q 15597

    A bugler of the 3rd Battalion Nigeria Regiment sounds the Hause Farewell. This is sounded when officers and NCOs leave the country or are transferred to other units.

  • MEN OF THE NIGERIAN BRIGADE DURING THE GERMAN EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1918

    MEN OF THE NIGERIAN BRIGADE DURING THE GERMAN EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1918

    part of "POWELL L A W (LT) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Powell L A W (Lt) (Photographer) 1918-01

    Q 15610

    Men of the Nigerian Brigade near Ndanda, German East Africa.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 13665

    A Grumman Martlet from No 881 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, takes off from a dusty landing strip at McKinnon Road, East Africa. The Royal Naval Air Station was built deep in the African bush and was used as a base by squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm.

  • BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    BRITISH POLITICAL PERSONALITIES 1936-1945

    part of "COLONIAL OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    DW 30

    The Churchill Coalition Government 11 May 1940 - 23 May 1945: The Secretary of State for the Colonies from February 1941 to February 1942, Colonel Oliver Stanley meeting students at Achimota College in the Gold Coast.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: VICKERS WELLINGTON.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: VICKERS WELLINGTON.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 3477

    Wellington Mark IC, R1448 ‘HA-L’ “Akyem-Abuakwa”, of No. 218 Squadron RAF, on the ground at Marham, Norfolk. R1448 was presented to the RAF by the Gold Coast Fund.

  • AFRICAN TROOPS IN BURMA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    AFRICAN TROOPS IN BURMA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE, CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND AMERICAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    SE 1884

    Troops of 11th East African Division on the road to Kalewa, Burma, during the Chindwin River crossing.

  • THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16069

    A head and shoulders portrait of Alihu Turay, from Free Town, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is a greaser in the Merchant Navy and has sailed on ships taking supplies to Russia.

  • THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16068

    A portrait of Patrick Williams, a 17-year old West African cabin-boy in the Merchant Navy. According to the original caption, he was torpedoed on his first trip and spent 5 hours on an open raft off the Azores before he was seen and picked up.

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