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139; see also pp. 100-66, passim. 'The Pan-African Congress', Anti-Slavery Reporter & Aborigines Friend, 11(1921-2) 104. Du Bois later had pacifist second thoughts about his support for the First World War in general; see Herbert 24 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. Black Men in a White Man's War Aptheker, 'W. E. B. DuBois- A Man for Peace', Political Affairs, 61(August 1982) 31-5. Cornelius H. Patton, The Lure of Africa (New York, 1917) p. 121. David Killingray and James Matthews, 'Beasts of Burden: British West African Carriers in the First World War', Canadian Journal of African Studies, 13(1979) 6-23.

88 For many Africans the question was really much more simple. Fighting and dying alongside Europeans, they discovered there was little difference between themselves and white men. Once fearful of killing Europeans, even as a part of war, Africans soon found it easy. Their white enemies 'were no more important' than any others, remembered an African who served in both the German and British East African forces. 'It was', he said, 'just a matter of kill or die'. 89 Fighting and labouring in the maelstrom of the Western Front, many Africans along with countless others from Europe, America, and Asia - saw themselves as a part of a new society.

Dissertation, Michigan State University, 1974, 103. Melvin E. Page 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 27 John H. Harris, 'The "New Attitude" of the African', Fortnightly Review, 114(1920) 959. See Frederick Quinn's contribution to this volume, 'The Impact of the First World War and its Aftermath on the Beti of Cameroun'. Mombera Native Association minute book, 25 May 1927, Mombera Native Association papers, Malawi National Archives, Historical Manuscripts Collection.

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