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dc.contributor.authorNyanchaga, Ezekiel
dc.contributor.authorVisser, Deon
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T12:10:44Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T12:10:44Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationVisser, G. E., & Nyanchaga, E. N. (2012). The South African Engineer Corps s water supply operations in Kenya during the Second World War: its wartime impact and postwar legacy. Journal for Contemporary History, 37(2), 32-51.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3371
dc.description.abstractWar is often conducted in areas where water is not readily available, which forces militaries to create sufficient water sources in the theatre of war. During a war military activities often place much pressure on civil society’s access to their traditional water sources. After a war the increased water supply created by the military may be exploited for the benefit of civil society. The Second World War propelled the belligerent forces into some areas where fresh water was in short supply, including East and North Africa. This article, firstly, explores the efforts of the South African Engineer Corps (SAEC) to exploit existing water sources in Kenya and to create new ones to meet the needs of the Allied forces during their campaign against the Italians. Secondly it tries to establish how the activities of the SAEC affected the lives of the local population during the war. Lastly, it attempts to determine the postwar legacy of the SAEC’s water supply activities in Kenya.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSecond World Waren_ZA
dc.subjectUnion Defence Forceen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African Engineer Corpsen_ZA
dc.subject42nd Survey Sectionen_ZA
dc.subject36th Water Supply Companyen_ZA
dc.subjectBoreholesen_ZA
dc.subjectUnderground water locationen_ZA
dc.subjectWater historyen_ZA
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleThe South African engineer corps's water supply operation in Kenya during the second World War: its war time and post war legacyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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