Boma in Swahili means a fort or government office. The one in Morogoro had been used by the British
as a hospital in the 1914-18 war. The British Empire troops in East Africa were commanded by General
Smuts who was Krige’s grandfather.
These pictures (courtesy of IWM) show the Boma as it was used as a hospital during The First World War.
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