The Forgotten Front : The East African Campaign 1914-1918
The WWI began in East Africa in August 1914 and did not end until 13 November 1918. In its scale and impact, it was the largest conflict yet to take place on African soil. This book describes the history of this campaign. It details both the fighting and the strategic and political background to the war, and the differing viewpoints.
- Paperback | 360 pages
- 124.46 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
- 01 Jun 2007
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- Illustrations, maps, ports.
About Ross Anderson
Ross Anderson spent 26 years in the British and Canadian Army, 10 years as a Major, which included a recent six month tour of duty in Iraq. He has recently completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow. He is also the author of The Battle of Tanga 1914 also published by Tempus. He is currently writing The First World War in Iraq: The Mesopotamian Campaign 1914-1918 forthcoming from Tempus.
Original hardback edition published in 2004 was widely reviewed and received critical acclaim: 'A major contribution... essential' THE JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY; 'Excellent... a very significant contribution fills a yawning gap in the historical record' TLS; 'A compelling and authoritative account of this neglected campaign and the first based on based on archival sources. It cuts the commanders of both sides, Smuts and Lettow-Vorbeck, down to size' HEW STRACHAN; 'An authoritative account' SOLDIER: THE MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY.