Sub Title
The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa
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<p><b>The story of the First World War in Africa, which devastated an area five times the size of Germany and killed more than two million people. </b></p><p>On 11 November 1918, the First World War came to an end in Europe. But, in Northern Rhodesia, the bloodshed persisted for another two weeks in what one campaign historian described as 'a war of extermination and attrition without parallel in modern times.' </p><p>But for Major-General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the news of a German republic, and a Kaiser who had fled to Holland, seemed absurd. After approximately 650,000 carrier and civilian deaths in German Ruanda-Urundi and East Africa the hope of peace that armistice brought to Europe was not embraced with the same sense of relief. </p><p>In <i>Tip and Run</i>, Paice tells the story of the elusive, relentless and fanatical Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck in an engaging and detailed narrative that exposes the horrors of the European imperial fantasies so lethally visited upon Africa. </p><p>'Superb' <i>Sunday Times</i>. </p><p>'Masterful' <i>Daily Mail</i>. </p><p>'Gripping' <i>Daily Telegraph</i>. </p>

ISBN
9781800240315
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Non Fiction
Published
Pages
528
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<p>The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten war, marking the most brutal and shameful war in colonial history. </p>

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'Superb ... Meticulously researched and written with tremendous lucidity and brio' William Boyd, <i>Sunday Times</i>.

'The definitive history of that war ... Minutely detailed yet entirely engrossing' <i>Sunday Telegraph</i>.

'A masterful, damning, definitive account' <i>Daily Mail</i>.

'A very well researched and well written account of that extraordinary and fascinating sideshow of the First World War, the Anglo-German war in Africa' Antony Beevor.

'Gripping ... I wholeheartedly recommend this fascinating book' <i>Daily Telegraph</i>.

'Exhaustively researched, well written and admirably balanced' <i>Literary Review</i>.

'Engrossing ... A story of the nightmare shaped by European fantasies and lethally visited on African societies' <i>Guardian</i>.

'Extraordinary, admirably researched history ... As a feat of synthesis and co-ordination of sources, <i>Tip and Run</i> is amazing' <i>Spectator</i>.

'Very well written and researched, and, with a wealth of detail and good maps, it is certainly a good read' <i>BBC History</i>.

'A superb account that is as moving as it is incisive ... <i>Tip and Run</i> is a magnificent achievement' <i>Irish Times</i>.

Illustrations
4 x 8pp b&w
Editions
ISBN
9781800240315
Format
Hardback
Title
Tip and Run
ISBN
9781800240339
Format
eBook
Title
Tip and Run
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A critically acclaimed history of a forgotten side of the First World War .

Features a number of maps to illustrate the major locations and campaigns explored.

MARKET: David Olusoga.

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145
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228
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