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Armies Abroad: Britain in Somaliland
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Armies Abroad: Britain in Somaliland

Image from “The first to be freed: the record of British military administration in Eritrea and Somalia, 1941-1943” (HMSO, London) captioned “SOMALI GENDARME. “The growth of the Somalia gendarmerie makes one of the most fascinating stories that have come from the occupied territories”” (Ref: Embleton 2/3/27 p.48)Image from The first to be freed: the record of British military administration in Eritrea and Somalia, 1941-1943 (Ref: Embleton 2/3/27, p.48) This exhibition looks at the British military presence in British Somaliland from the creation of the Dervish State until the establishment of the Somali Republic in 1960.

The Liddell Hart Military Centre for Archives, at King's College London holds the records of senior military officials, many of whom were present in British Somaliland during this period.

This exhibition features photographs and images from those collections that have yet to be shown which help to further illustrate this period.

Please note that this exhibition was created for the web and is only available to view online.

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