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W Lloyd-Jones

K A R

Being an unofficial Account Of The Origin And Activities of The King's African Rifles

Published: Arrowsmith, London, 1926

Edition: 1st

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London, Arrowsmith, 1926, 1926. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. 296 pages. Very good burgundy cloth with gilr Askari to front board. Gilt title to spine faded. Contents fine. Impressively illustrated with a frontis and numerous other full page black and white ills. Map intact at rear of book. Scarce 1st edition.

The King's African Rifles (KAR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain's various possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s. It performed both military and internal security functions within the colonial territory, and served outside these territories during the World Wars. The rank and file (askaris) were drawn from native inhabitants, while most of the officers were seconded from the British Army. When the KAR was first raised there were some Sudanese officers in the battalions raised in Uganda, and native officers were commissioned towards the end of British colonial rule.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8 Vo
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