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

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La guerra fra europei in Africa', Popolo Romano, 27 (October 1914); R. C. Haw kin, 'The White War in Black Africa', Daily News and Leader (London), 23 June 1915; and John H. Harris, 'The Zone of Peace in Africa', Contemporary Review, 108 (1915) 190-4. Daniel E. f>. dissertation, University of California (Davis, 1973) 58-9. For a somewhat different view of the African neutrality issue, see Robert M. A. thesis, State University of New York at Binghampton, 1971, 79-88. Captain [Theodor] Tafel, 'The German East Africa Native Troops', Journal of the Royal African Society, 14(1914-15) 51.

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. ) (London, 1926) pp. 4~. Quoted in Foreign Affairs (London), 1, 12 (June 1920), special supplement, p. x. For a reconstruction of the career of Frederick Njilima, see Page, 'Malawians in The Great War', 109-11. Donald Fraser, The New African (1927; reprint edn, New York, 1928) p. 2. See Pierre Perreau Pradier and Maurice Besson, L'Effort Colonial des Allies (Paris, 1919) passim; L.

B. 99 In France, such concerns were exacerbated by the appearance of even more extreme groups, led by African ex-soldiers, who denounced Diagne as a collaborator and who flirted with Comintern involvement in Africa. 100 'We demand to be citizens', wrote Tovalou Houenou in his radical newspaper, Les Continents; 'if France rejects us, we call for autonomy; or, if she welcomes us, then for total assimilation and integration'. 101 So too followers of the Jamaican born black nationalist, Marcus Garvey, sometimes invoked the memory of African veterans who 'died by the thousands on the battle fields for equal right[s] and freedom' in calling upon their fellow 'Negroes of the world to unite'.

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