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

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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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Fighting the Aliab Dinka Southern Sudan, November 1919 – May 1920

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Harry Fecitt  In southern Sudan in 1919 the Aliab Dinka, Bor Dinka and Mandari tribes inhabited an area west of the upper White Nile river.  The tribesmen tended to be tall and fit-looking cattle herders who were adept at using spears.  They had little if […]

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