At the beginning of the Great War, 1914-1918, Western Samoa was invaded and captured by a New Zealand force acting on behalf of Britain. Australia similarly invaded and captured German New Guinea. Thus the German possessions in the South Pacific were rendered incapable of assisting in the German war effort. American Samoa remained neutral until 1917, when American men were registered as available for service. Volunteers from both Western and American Samoa enlisted in New Zealand, Australia, America and Britain. This book lists all the men from the islands of Samoa who served in these forces, with their military details, family information, awards, and deaths. Photographs of as many as possible are included. An overview of the situation and events in Samoa, a chronology, and several appendices are also given. Le Fitafita mai Samoa continues Christine Liava'a's series of books dealing with those who served in the Great War from the Pacific region, following Qaravi Na'i Tavi: They did their Duty - Soldiers from Fiji in the Great War, and Koe Kau To'a Na'anau Poletau: Valiant Volunteers - Soldiers from Tonga in the Great War.