World War I

World War I

The African Front

Book - 2008
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The definitive history of World War I's forgotten front: Britain versus Germany in East Africa to secure the belly of a continent. On August 7, 1914, Britain fired its first shots of World War I not in Europe but in the German colony of Togo. The campaign to eliminate the threat at sea posed by German naval bases in Africa would soon be won, but in the land war, especially in East Africa, British troops would meet far fiercer resistance from German colonial forces that had fully mastered the tactics of bush warfare. It was expected to be a "small war, " over by Christmas, yet it would continue bloodily for more than four years, even beyond the signing of the Armistice in Europe.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed.
ISBN: 9781933648903
1933648902
Characteristics: xxxix, 488 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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Oct 26, 2015

... clever as a monkey but hopelessly unreliable.

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Oct 26, 2015

In deed Britian and Germany did not formally agree to cease hostilities until two weeks after the Armistice was signed in November 1918;...

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To gain all we must risk all ...

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Africa mattered to the European powers at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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