Breaking the Myths on World War 1



– World War I & Africa



Venue -Lecture Hall, Sessions House,

Kent County Council, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ

Key Speakers

Professor David Killingray: Africans and the First World War

Anne Samson: “Feet of Endurance WW1 in Africa”

Marika Sherwood:”All that we don’t know about WW1 in Africa”

Guest of Honour: Helen Grant MP of Maidstone and The Weald.

Date – Friday 20th January 2017

Time – 9:30am – 4pm

Free event with music, lunch and refreshments.

 A heritage project examining the geographical, geopolitical & cultural impacts of WWI on Africa.

This project will explore:

 The involvement & contributions of Africans to WW1

 The effect of WWI on African communities

 The impact of WWI on African women and families

 The legacy of WWI on current conflicts, migration and political structures in Africa

For details & to book a place contact 01795420455 or email:

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