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African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 by [Gaudi, Robert]
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African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 Kindle Edition


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The incredible true account of General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his exploits in World War I Africa with the legendary "Schutztruppe." 

As World War I ravaged the European continent, a completely different theater of war was being contested in Africa. And from this very different kind of war, there emerged a very different kind of military leader...


At the beginning of the twentieth century, the continent of Africa was a hotbed of international trade, colonialism, and political gamesmanship. So when World War I broke out, the European powers were forced to contend with each other not just in the bloody trenches—but in the treacherous jungle. And it was in that unforgiving land that General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck would make history.

With the now legendary "Schutztruppe" (Defensive Force), von Lettow-Vorbeck and a small cadre of hardened German officers fought alongside their fanatically devoted native African allies as equals, creating the first truly integrated army of the modern age

The Lion of Africa is the almost-forgotten true account of Wiemar Germany’s military escapades on the dark continent. A story of thousand-mile marches through the harshest landscapes; of German officers riding bicycles into battle through the bush; of battleships hidden in jungle rivers teeming with crocodiles; of improbable Zeppelin voyages; of desperate men living off hippo lard and facing dangers in both man and nature.

But mostly it is the story of von Lettow-Vorbeck—the only undefeated German commmander in the field during World War I, and the last to surrender his arms in final defeat.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10258 KB
  • Print Length: 445 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425283712
  • Publisher: Dutton Caliber (31 January 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E4WAG6M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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