A.L. Messum papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 17
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript (photocopy), and printed material (photocopy).

Scope and Content

Photocopy of "Local Intelligence Summary" by General Northey, Rhodesian and Syasaland Field Force (November 1916); tracing-paper copy from a map of German East Africa (nd); photocopied transcript of an interview recorded with Messum by the Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation (1973).

Administrative / Biographical History

A.L. Messum, born in 1893, served with Murray's Column, a South Rhodesian Military Unit, and fought in East Africa during the First World War [1915-1918].

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by A.L. Murray in 1978. See General Correspondence File.


In English.

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