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First World War Centenary. Resources in the Unisa Archives

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The Unisa Archives has various accessions that contain resources about WW1. The following is a selection of some material available. When WW1 broke out in 1914 the Union of South Africa was a British Colony. The Union Government decided that South Africa will support Great Britain. This was not acceptable to some South Africans, especially veterans who fought against Great Britain during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902). A rebellion ensued and the Government defeated the rebels.
South Africa: News about the rebellion, 1914
South Africa: Comic deriding some people's hope that the Germans will free South Africa from Great Britain.
Europe: War news
Europe: Map of the battlefield
Europe: news from the front
Europe: News from the front
South Africa: Comic to illustrate that people in South Africa do not trust or support the Germans
The devastation of war