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Title:A bibliography of the East African Campaign, 1914-1918
Author:Ofcansky, T.ISNI
Periodical:Africana Journal
Geographic terms:German East Africa
World War I
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Abstract:For four years a small German force, led by Major (later General) Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, tied up 250,000 to 300,000 of England's South African, Rhodesian, and East African troops that might otherwise have been sent to fight in Europe. During this time the German Imperial Army established guerrilla warfare principles that revolutionized the course of military history. Politically, the East African campaign created an atmosphere of fear and distrust in English-speaking Africa among colonial officials with regard to eventual actions of African radicals aiming at destroying British colonialism. Severe economic crises brought about by the war served to exacerbate anti-British attitudes in many indigenous communites. The literature dealing with the East African Campaign contributes to the knowledge of the military, economic and political history of East Africa during World War I. The present bibliography, which includes only published material, contains numerous titles of books and articles, pertaining to these subjects. In addition, there are various items concerning the war's impact on East Africa's social, economic, and religious development.