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Overview Documents the lesser-known course of World War I as it was fought in Africa, tracing Britain's elimination of German naval bases in the region, the tragic and costly land war that extended beyond the signing of the Armistice in Europe, and the role of imperialism in East Africa.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.04 lbs.
Release Date Sep 8, 2008
ISBN 1933648902 ISBN13 9781933648903
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More About Edward Paice
Edward Paice spent several years living and writing in East Africa, as he researched World War I: The African Front. A former history scholar at Cambridge, Paice was awarded a Visiting Fellowship in 2003. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Paice lives in Kent.
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The battlefield extended to every corner of the globe Sep 5, 2008
It was called a 'World War' because it seemed that for the first time in recorded human history, the battlefield extended to every corner of the globe. Written by former Cambridge history scholar Edward Paice, World War I The African Front: An Imperial War on the African Continent is an in-depth historical chronicle of the East African front of World War I. Though British troops quickly overwhelmed the threat of German naval bases in Africa, the land war would prove to be much more deadly to troops and civilians alike. The in-depth discussion of the horrors of war provides not only an meticulously objective description of the battlefront, but also a visceral understanding of why veterans of the war in France claimed to prefer life in the trenches to serving in East Africa. A handful of black-and-white photographs enhance this worthy addition to World War I history shelves. Especially recommended for public and college library collections.