Foreign Legions

Foreign Legions

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S1 E2: Historian David Olusoga explains how the First World War spread far beyond the trenches of France and Belgium. Germany enrolled the Muslim peoples of North Africa and the Middle East to join a Jihad against the allies. In East Africa legendary German General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck led an army of African troops in a bitter insurgency war against the allies, which cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of black Africans.