Mau-Mau Warrior cover
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The Mau-Mau uprising (1952-60) remains a controversial conflict, waged by warriors about whom many myths have been formed, but little truth has been written. Condemned by history as a brutal rag-tag force engaged in oath-taking, cannibalism and witchcraft, the military activities of the Mau-Mau have long been overlooked. Although their skill, organization and unique motivation forced the British government to undertake the longest airlift in military history, and to deploy extensive force at a cost of almost £60 million, before it could claim victory. This book reveals the real men and women behind the Mau-Mau; the truth behind the oaths that bound them together; and how they became a powerful force, paving the way for Kenya's independence.

Table of Contents

Background of agitation and protest · Chronology · Political philosophy of the Mau-Mau Warrior · Motivation · Pattern of recruitment · Weapons · Training pattern · Military Tactics · Typical Engagement · The demise and legacy of the Warrior · Glossary · Bibliography · Index

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Published 10 Aug 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846030246
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 108
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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