MILITARY LABOUR MOBILISATION IN COLONIAL LESOTHO DURING WORLD WAR II, 1940-1943
AbstractIn 1940, Great Britainâ€™s wartime exploitation of the human and materialresources of its colonial empire was extended to colonial Lesotho (then known asBasutoland). The aim of this article, therefore, is to trace the four-year militarylabour mobilisation process in that colony, with special attention to the timing,number and procedures of the recruitment campaigns that were launched, thereasons for Basotho menâ€™s willingness or resistance to enlist, and the overallimplications for Lesotho of large-scale absenteeism of able-bodied men as migrantand military labour.
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