Colonial Armies in Africa 1850-1918: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons

Author:   Peter Abbott ,  Peter Abbott
Publisher:   Foundry Books
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9781901543070


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   26 June 2009
Format:   Hardback
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Colonial Armies in Africa 1850-1918: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons


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In the second half of the 19th century, European-led columns began to fan out across the African continent from their coastal footholds, smashing whatever forces could be brought against them, no matter how brave or determined the latter were. The process began at different dates in different parts of the continent, but much of the main activity was concentrated into the two decades between 1881 and 1902, subsequently but accurately nicknamed the`Scramble for Africa'. By 1914 the Europeans had overrun the greater part of the continent, and, remarkably, had managed to do so without clashing with each other in the process: conflict between them only occurred after 1914 because what was essentially a European power-struggle was inevitably projected on to the African landscape. The armies responsible for this extraordinary period of expansion have seldom been surveyed as a whole, and never in the organisational detail attempted here. As well as including an outline! of the principal campaigns of the period, military historian Peter Abbott examines in detail the structure, dress and armament of the colonial armies fielded by the Congo Free State, the Belgian Congo, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, and includes in his text an unprecedented amount of order of battle material.

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Author:   Peter Abbott ,  Peter Abbott
Publisher:   Foundry Books
Imprint:   Foundry Books
Dimensions:   Width: 21.50cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 30.50cm
Weight:   0.957kg
ISBN:  

9781901543070


ISBN 10:   1901543072
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   26 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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This book....designed for wargamers, is of practical value to family historians.,, You will learn a lot about what the regiment did, where it fought, and what the soldier wore. This is a good resource for researchers...--FGS FORUM, Fall 2007


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