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The First World War in Africa

by Hew Strachan

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Africa,
    • Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHew Strachan.
      SeriesThe First World War
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD575 .S77 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 224 p. ;
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3296203M
      ISBN 100199257280
      LC Control Number2004019748

      The African Great Lakes nation of Tanzania dates formally from , when it was formed out of the union of the much larger mainland territory of Tanganyika and the coastal archipelago of former was a colony and part of German East Africa from the s to , when, under the League of Nations, it became a British served as a British military outpost during World War.   The most impressive monument for African victims of the First World War () is not to be found in Africa but in France. At the battle of Delville, one of the engagements of the Battle of the Somme in , the South African 1st Infantry Brigade sustained heavy casualties. John Del Monde knows the site well.

      This is the first truly definitive history of World War I, the war that has had the greatest impact on the course of the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to a limited range of sources, and they focused primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. World War I began in , after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central.

      Africa and the First World War A million people died in East Africa alone during the First World War. Many Africans also fought in Europe, defending the interests of their colonial masters. Hew Strachan has 56 books on Goodreads with ratings. Hew Strachan’s most popular book is The First World War.


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The First World War in Africa by Hew Strachan Download PDF EPUB FB2

The First World War in Africa Togoland, South-West Africa, the Cameroons & East Africa (Illustrated with pictures and maps) John Buchan out of 5 stars 2Cited by:   The First World War in Africa. To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War.

Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author/5(4). The First World War in Africa - Kindle edition by Strachan, Hew.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The First World War in Africa/5(5). Byron Farwell's The Great War in Africa is a marvelous history of that part of World War One (at the time know as The Great War) that took place across the continent of Africa.

Numerous European powers had extensively colonized much of Africa, including the Kaiser's Germany/5. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. For the World War I history buff, this is a fascinating book.

It deals primarily with the campaign in German East Africa, which lasted from Day 1 of WWI to after the signing of the armistice/5(22). "Africa's World War is one of the first books to lay bare the complex dynamic between Rwanda and Congo that has been driving this disaster."--Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times Book Review "War correspondents also love Prunier's work: Howard French, who covered Congo during the s for the New York Times, recently placed Africa's World War on a list The First World War in Africa book books he thought President Obama Cited by: Battle for the Bundu: The First World War in East Africa Hardcover – Janu by Charles Miller (Author)Cited by: 8.

Covering events in the German colonies of Togoland, the Cameroons, South-West Africa, and East Africa, The First World War in Africa was originally a chapter of the monumental page To Arms, the first volume of a planned trilogy on WWI.

In it Hew Strachan describes military operations in their broader context, rarely delving into the details of individual battles. AroundAfrican American soldiers served during World War I, but much of their history has never been told.

Chad Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, tells the incredible true story of how these men fought for their country abroad while fighting for their Author: Romeo Rosales. Books shelved as ww2-africa: Sting of the Scorpion: The Inside Story of the Long Range Desert Group by Mike Morgan, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Afr.

The First World War 'Full-strength Strachan' - his outstanding study of the outbreak of the First World War, derived from the critically acclaimed The First World War Volume I 'Historians of Africa will bless [Strachan] for writing so comprehensive an account of a war as traumatic for their continent as it was for Europe' Michael Howard, TLS.

The First World War was fought out in Africa as well as on the battlefields of Europe. Edward Paice explains how European colonialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries determined African involvement in the war, and with a focus on the East Africa campaign describes how the fighting affected African populations.

The most impressive monument for African victims of the World War I () is not to be found in Africa but in France. At the battle of Delville, one of the engagements of the Battle of the. Africa's World War Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe Gerard Prunier.

Penned by an author renowned for his expertise and engaging writings on Africa, and his narrative is filled with eyewitness reportage. “This serious, compact survey of the war’s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.” (Los Angeles Times) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the “war to end all wars” is with us still/5.

Abstract. As far as South Africa is concerned, certain advances have recently occurred in the study of the Anglo-Boer War of – providing systematic investigation of some of the wider effects of the war on the various societies involved.

1 The same cannot be said of South Africa’s involvement in the First World War. For a background to the war period one is dependent on general Cited by: 4.

“Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe” is one of the first books to lay bare the complex. This is a list of conflicts in Africa arranged by country, both on the continent and associated islands, including wars between African nations, civil wars, and wars involving non-African nations that took place within Africa.

It encompasses colonial wars, wars of independence, secessionist and separatist conflicts, major episodes of national violence (riots, massacres, etc.), and global. The first British shots of the First World War were fired in west Africa and the war's final battle took place in Northern Rhodesia the day after the armistice.

In 4/5(6). While Germany was receiving its first setback in the Battle of Britain, fought entirely in the air, the theater of war was widened by the Italian attack on the British in North Africa (see North Africa, campaigns in, by the Italian invasion (Oct.

28, ) of Greece, and by German submarine warfare in the Atlantic Ocean. Hungary, Romania, and. The First World War in Africa covers a sideshow to the main European theatre which is neglected by the vast majority of all WWI books.

While some history books serve to entertain, The First World's purpose is to educate and if you are not comfortable reading a text which would find a home in a university class, it is probably not for you/5(3).The Togoland Campaign (9–26 August ) was a French and British invasion of the German colony of Togoland in West Africa (which became Togo and the Volta Region of Ghana after independence) during the First World War.

The colony was invaded on 6 August, by French forces from Dahomey to the east and on 9 August by British forces from Gold Coast to the on: Northern, eastern, western and south .The second book on your list is To Arms (), volume one of Hew Strachan’s book The First World War.

This is quite a big book. Yes, 1, pages. You need pretty strong wrists if you want to read it in bed. The bibliography alone is 50 pages.

And it’s almost all about just the first year of the war,