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The Resource World War I : the African front, Edward Paice

World War I : the African front, Edward Paice

Label
World War I : the African front
Title
World War I
Title remainder
the African front
Statement of responsibility
Edward Paice
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Paice, Edward
Dewey number
940.416
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D576.G3
LC item number
P35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
World War I : the African front, Edward Paice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An imperial war on the African continent"--Cover
Bar code
  • 31223077201326
  • 31223077201292
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [440]-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- I. 1914. "The Germans open the ball" -- Phoney war -- "The action of a lunatic -- The aftermath -- Marking time -- II. 1915. The coast -- The war in the West -- "A brilliant affair" -- The end of the "Konigsberg" -- "The lion and the springbok" -- A "Velha Aliada" - "The old ally" -- "Swallows and Amazons" -- The African war -- III. 1916. The build-up -- The "first Salaita show" -- The "robbers" raid -- "Opsaal!" Saddle-up! -- The advance down the Northern Railway -- The crescent flag -- "The cannibals" -- The "ubiquitous Rhodesians" -- "Abso-damn-lutely fed up" -- Smuts's "final phase" -- "The condemned" -- The "suicidal system of supply" -- IV. 1917. Unfinished business -- The raiders -- The allies -- Into "the unknown" -- The Germen Pimpernel -- The "China affair" -- The propaganda war -- V. 1918. The hunt begins -- Nhamacurra -- "Tipperary mbali sana sana!"-- Epilogue : "There came a darkness" -- Appendices: German East Africa Schutztruppe: dispositions July 1914 -- Indian Expeditionary Forces 'B' and 'C': summarised orders of Battle of 1914 -- German East Africa Schutztruppe: order of battle 5 March 1916 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 4 April 1916 -- British order of battle (main force), 5 August 1916 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 30 June 1917 -- German East Africa Schutztruppe: order of battle 14 October 1917 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 31 March 1918
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xxxix, 488 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781933648903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 232550485
  • (OCoLC)232550485
Label
World War I : the African front, Edward Paice
Publication
Note
"An imperial war on the African continent"--Cover
Bar code
  • 31223077201326
  • 31223077201292
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [440]-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- I. 1914. "The Germans open the ball" -- Phoney war -- "The action of a lunatic -- The aftermath -- Marking time -- II. 1915. The coast -- The war in the West -- "A brilliant affair" -- The end of the "Konigsberg" -- "The lion and the springbok" -- A "Velha Aliada" - "The old ally" -- "Swallows and Amazons" -- The African war -- III. 1916. The build-up -- The "first Salaita show" -- The "robbers" raid -- "Opsaal!" Saddle-up! -- The advance down the Northern Railway -- The crescent flag -- "The cannibals" -- The "ubiquitous Rhodesians" -- "Abso-damn-lutely fed up" -- Smuts's "final phase" -- "The condemned" -- The "suicidal system of supply" -- IV. 1917. Unfinished business -- The raiders -- The allies -- Into "the unknown" -- The Germen Pimpernel -- The "China affair" -- The propaganda war -- V. 1918. The hunt begins -- Nhamacurra -- "Tipperary mbali sana sana!"-- Epilogue : "There came a darkness" -- Appendices: German East Africa Schutztruppe: dispositions July 1914 -- Indian Expeditionary Forces 'B' and 'C': summarised orders of Battle of 1914 -- German East Africa Schutztruppe: order of battle 5 March 1916 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 4 April 1916 -- British order of battle (main force), 5 August 1916 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 30 June 1917 -- German East Africa Schutztruppe: order of battle 14 October 1917 -- British forces in East Africa: summarised order of battle 31 March 1918
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xxxix, 488 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781933648903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 232550485
  • (OCoLC)232550485

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