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5.0 out of 5 stars WW 1 in Africa, 16 Dec 2012
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As a Tanzanian my fascination with the involvement of European Colonialists in Africa, and East Africa in particular, first arose whilst playing as a small boy inside mammoth concrete gun bunkers built by the Germans facing the Lake (Victoria) to guard Mwanza (where I was born) against gunship attack from the Ugandan and Kenyan (mostly British) territorial armies. This book is revelatory and fills many important gaps sadly left in my knowledge of history of East Africa. Having been taught History by Indian trained teachers I knew much about the Mogul emperors and British East India Company but nothing of European history, even when it involved my country of birth!.

This book is both erudite and detailed in its narrative and plausibly neutral, thus giving one full confidence that factual content was not compromised by political motives.

All enthusiasts of military history need to read this book, so should anyone with the remotest interest in African historical development.
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