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The Maruka Patrol: The Central Highlands of British East Africa September to October 1902

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Harry FecittBackground In 1901 the colonial authorities in British East Africa (now named Kenya) had completed a railway line from Mombasa on the Indian Ocean coast to Kisumu on Lake Victoria.  Ferries then transported passengers and goods across the lake to and from Port Bell […]

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The Action Around OK Pass, Somaliland Protectorate, 1st to 3rd March 1919

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Harry FecittDuring the Great War internal security still had to be maintained throughout the vast British Empire.  One continuous problem facing the British was the ongoing insurgency in the Somaliland Protectorate inspired by the Dervish leader Sayyid Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, the so-called ‘Mad Mullah’.  This […]

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