Armies in East Africa 1914-18

Armies in East Africa 1914-18

by Peter Abbott, Raffaele Ruggeri
     
 

One of the least-published campaigns of World War I (1914-1918) was that fought in East Africa by forces of colonial troops – British Empire, Belgian, Portuguese and German. Short of resources, many European, African and Indian soldiers recorded epics of endurance as they hunted the outnumbered but brilliantly led German colonial forces across a

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Overview

One of the least-published campaigns of World War I (1914-1918) was that fought in East Africa by forces of colonial troops – British Empire, Belgian, Portuguese and German. Short of resources, many European, African and Indian soldiers recorded epics of endurance as they hunted the outnumbered but brilliantly led German colonial forces across a disease-ridden wilderness.
The achievements of Paul von Lettow Vorbeck – the last German commander in the field to lay down his arms – brought him fame and respect comparable to that won by Rommel in World War II. The events and the forces are described here in concise detail, and illustrated with rare photographs and striking colour artworks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841764894
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,265,225
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Abbott has co-authored several titles for Osprey, including Men-at-Arms 131: 'Germany's Eastern Front Allies 1941-45' and Men-at-Arms 202: 'Modern African Wars 2: Angola and Mozambique'.

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