When Uganda fought alongside the British during World War II

Members of Uganda’s 7th Battalion arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, after their tour of duty in Burma in 1946. PHOTO COURTESY OF HENRY LUBEGA ur of duty in Burma in 1946. PHOTO COURTESY OF HENRY LUBEGA

At the start of World War II in 1939, Uganda had only one battalion. At the time the armed forces were referred to as the King’s African Rifles (KAR).

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