King's African Rifles Soldier versus Schutztruppe Soldier / East Africa 1917-18 - Osprey Combat 20

Item number: 186709

Category: Combat

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Die Osprey Combat-Serie enthält Berichte aus erster Hand, zeitgenössische Fotos, detaillierte Karten und spezielle Farbillustrationen, einschließlich einer "Split-Screen"-Darstellung aus der Perspektive der beiden Frontlinien. Jeder Band schildert die Erfahrungen der gegnerischen Truppen aus dem direkten Blickwinkel der Beteiligten, von der Ausbildung und Ausrüstung bis zum Aufeinandertreffen im Kampf und analysiert ihre Effektivität.

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.

Paperback, Format 18,4 x 24,8 cm, 80 Seiten, zahlreiche s/w- und Farbabbildungen

Author: Gregg Adams
Language: English

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