Britain, South Africa and East African Campaign
By (author) Anne Samson
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Britain, South Africa and East African Campaign by Anne Samson
Book DescriptionContains original material on an under-researched period in British and South African history. An unusual approach - writing colonial history from the perspective of all the countries involved, this work sheds new light on greater historical processes of British and German rivalry in Africa and the development of an independent South Africa. The East African campaign has held little place in national memory - for Britain, it has been a 'romantic' side-show whilst for South Africa, a reminder of its failure to unite the two dominant white races and acquire the port of Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. Using new material gained from original research, Anne Samson reassesses the importance of the campaign to the young South African dominion in attempting to prove its coming of age and pursue its imperial desires. "Britain, South Africa and the East African Campaign" is a comprehensive study from multiple perspectives of the key players that will illuminate this under-researched period in colonial history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845110406
(216mm x 134mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Looks at the impact of the strategy of the German and Allied campaigns in Africa during World War I, and at the great rivalry between General Jan Christian Smuts, who took on the German forces in East Africa, and General Lettow-Vorbeck, celebrated as the only German general to occupy British territory and whose troops finished the war undefeated.
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Author Biography - Anne Samson
Anne Samson carried out her research at the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London.
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