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King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier
Author: Gregg Adams

ISBN: 9781472813275
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 28 September 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4 x 0.8
Description:
Ideal for all those interested in World War I beyond the Western Front, this fully illustrated book explores clashes between British and German troops in colonial East Africa, where Germany's Schutztruppe battled the King's African Rifles.

Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theatre of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African Rifles. In an attempt to divert Allied forces from the Western Front, a small German colonial force under the command of Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck raided British and Portuguese territory. Despite being heavily outnumbered, his expert use of guerrilla tactics forced the British to mount a series of offensives, culminating in a major battle at Nyangao-Mahiwa that saw both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Meticulously researched analysis highlights the tactical and technological innovation shown by both armies as they were forced to fight in a treacherous climate where local diseases could prove just as deadly as the opposition.
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