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The forgotten front : the East African campaign 1914-18

Author: Ross Anderson
Publisher: Stroud : Tempus, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a history of the East African campagin covering all involved (British, Germans, Portuguese, Belgians, and Africans) which ranged from modern Kenya in the north to Mozambique in the south. It details the fighting, strategic, and political background of World War I leading into and during the campaign along with the differing viewpoints of the principal protagonists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Anderson
ISBN: 9780752441269 0752441264
OCLC Number: 122283608
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: pages cm
Contents: The strategic background --
Operations of 1914 --
Operations of 1915 --
The Allied advance begins --
The advance of the Rufiji --
Reorganisation : January-May 1917 --
The clearance of German East Africa --
The fight for Portuguese East Africa --
Summary and conclusions.
Responsibility: Ross Anderson.

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The WWI began in East Africa in August 1914 and did not end until 13 November 1918. In its scale and impact, it was the largest conflict yet to take place on African soil. This book describes the  Read more...

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