They Fought for King and Kaiser

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Subtitle: South Africans in German East Africa, 1916
Author: James Ambrose Brown
Editor: South Africans at War
Publisher: Ashanti Publishing (1991)
ISBN-10: 1874800324
ISBN-13: 9781874800323
Condition: Fine
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 374
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.3 x 2.7 cm

Weight: 0.9 kg
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In this book James Ambrose Brown does more than write a campaign history: he draws the reader into the emotional and national frenzy of colonial politics in German East Africa during the 1916 - 1918 campaign and the annexations of African territories that preceded it.
This sets the stage for the narrative that chronicles the major role that South Africa played in this war in tropical Africa. It was a campaign in Tanganyika remarkable for the suffering, hardships and stubborn courage on both sides. This story of human endurance is presented with the freshness of personally recorded experiences of officers and men who fought in what is now called Tanzania, and tells for the first time the important function that South African volunteers played under the command of General Jan Smuts.


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