The World War I: the African front : an imperial war on the dark continent

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Documents the lesser-known course of World War I as it was fought in Africa, tracing Britain's elimination of German naval bases in the region, the tragic and costly land war that extended beyond the signing of the Armistice in Europe, and the role of imperialism in East Africa.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Africa, Eastern, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- German East Africa, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
title_display The World War I : the African front : an imperial war on the dark continent
title_full The World War I : the African front : an imperial war on the dark continent / Edward Paice
title_short The World War I :
title_sub the African front : an imperial war on the dark continent