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Table of ContentsForeword by Hew Strachan Introduction 1. Pre-war Northern Rhodesia: The Structural Weaknesses of Colonial Control 2. Labour Recruitment and Mobilisation: The Roots of Crisis 3. Advent of a 'White Man's War': Early Implications for the Survival of White Supremacy 4. Colonial Dependence and African Opportunity: The Indigenous Response to War Exigencies 5. Crumbling Colonial Foundations: Chiefs and Headmen at War 6. The Strain of Total War: A Colonial State In Retreat 7. The Nadir of Colonial Power in Northern Rhodesia 8. Re-conquest and Reconstruction
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"The ideas of "total war" may have been developed on the back of the First World War in Europe, but this book shows how relevant many were to the war outside Europe. Edmund Yorke weaves together economic, imperial and military history to show the impact of war in ways that each, in isolation, cannot begin to convey. He provides context and illumination from one to the others. Here in microcosm is a case study of the effects of "total" and protracted warfare in sub-Saharan Africa." - Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of War Studies, University of Oxford, UK.