The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1989 - History - 382 pages
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A history of the Allied campaigns against the German colonies in North Africa chronicles the battles using spears, bare hands, armored cars, and airplanes in sites that were far from the main action of the war
  

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Review: The Great War in Africa: 1914-1918

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Excellent survey of the African theater of WWI. Well researched and well written as is to be expected of Farwell. Read full review

Review: The Great War in Africa: 1914-1918

User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

This book is a good account of a lot of information that not many people know. The writing is fluid and captivating. The author does a good job of not getting the reader bogged down in details and has ... Read full review

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS
11
FOREWORD
13
War in Togoland
21
A Bad Beginning
31
The Capture of Douala
40
The C E F Moves Inland
49
All But Mora
63
A Campaign Aborted by a Revolution
72
The Lull Before the Storm
190
Alarums and Excursions
201
The True African Queens
217
The Battles for Lake Tanganyika
234
Smuts Takes Command
250
On the Road to Morogoro
268
The Capture of Tabora
284
The True Enemy
293

The Conquest of German SouthWest Africa
86
The Victorious South Africans
97
War Comes to German East Africa
105
War Comes to British East Africa
117
The Saga of the Konigsberg
127
The Severn and the Mersey
145
Longido and Tanga
161
Tangas Aftermath
179
The Pursuit of LettowVorbeck
307
New Leaders and a New Phase
320
War Comes to Portuguese East Africa
338
The End of the Schutztruppe
348
EPILOGUE
359
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
362
INDEX
371
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About the author (1989)

Byron Farwell's (1921-1999) other books, also published by Norton, include "Eminent Victorian Soldiers," "Armies of the Raj," & "Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson.

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