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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
JAMBO 1944-1945: magazine for East Africa Command personnel
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
7 items


Name of creator(s)

Directorate of Education and Welfare Headquarters, East Africa Command

Administrative / Biographical history

Created as a monthly leisure magazine for East Africa Command personnel from all three services, Jambo was published by the Directorate of Education and Welfare Headquarters, East Africa Command, Kenya

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1974 by The Reverend Prebendary G A L Lloyd

Content & structure

Scope and content

Collection consists of seven issues of the East Africa Command monthly magazine Jambo, Dec 1944-Jun 1945. The issues include fiction, service information, East Africa cultural articles, verse, and illustrations relating to British service in East Africa during World War Two, and notably contain articles by Damon Runyon, (William) Somerset Maugham, and J(ohn) B(oynton) Priestley

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Compiled Oct 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Essays
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Maugham, William Somerset, 1874-1865, author
  • Priestley, John Boynton, 1894-1984, novelist, playwright, essayist and broadcaster
  • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946, author

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Kenya, East Africa

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