King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier

East Africa 1917–18

King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier cover

King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier

East Africa 1917–18

Description

Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theatre of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African Rifles. In an attempt to divert Allied forces from the Western Front, a small German colonial force under the command of Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck raided British and Portuguese territory. Despite being heavily outnumbered, his expert use of guerrilla tactics forced the British to mount a series of offensives, culminating in a major battle at Nyangao-Mahiwa that saw both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Meticulously researched analysis highlights the tactical and technological innovation shown by both armies as they were forced to fight in a treacherous climate where local diseases could prove just as deadly as the opposition.

Table of Contents

Introduction /The opposing sides /Combat 1 /Combat 2 /Combat 3 /Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Sep 22 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472813299
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 18 col
Series Combat
Short code CBT 20
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gregg Adams

Gregg Adams earned a doctorate in physics in 1983…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases