A small army of Germans and Africans fought a large British and Imperial force to a standstill, mainly due to their 'tip and run' tactics. The soldiers faced wide savannahs, deep jungles, all manner of diseases, as well as crocodiles, killer bees and raging heat. This is their story.
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Edward Paice was a History Scholar at Cambridge and winner of the Leman prize. After a decade working in the City he spent four years living and writing in East Africa, and was the author of the first guidebook to newly independent Eritrea. His acclaimed biography Lost Lion of Empire: The Life of 'Cape-to-Cairo' Grogan, nominated by The Week as 'Best Newcomer', was published in 2001. He was awarded a Visiting Fellow by Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2003-4 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is married and lives near Tonbridge, Kent.Review:
"[Paice] brillaintly chronicles a conflict as gruelling in its different way as that in Gallipoli or France" SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "A fascinating account of a largely forgotten episode" -- Simon Shaw MAIL ON SUNDAY "superb... [Paice] explains in vivid, relentless detail much of what makes Africa what it is today" Daily Telegraph
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110297847090