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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Colonel R Meinertzhagen

Kenya Diary 1902-1906

Published: Oliver & Boyd, London, 1957

Edition: 1st

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347 pages. Very good brown cloth covers in a fair to good pictorial dust jacket. Jacket has loss to the top and bottom spine heads. Contents fine. Black and white ills.  A solid copy.

Colonel Meinertzhagen, CBE, DSO (1878-1967), Soldier, intelligence officer and ornithologist. He was chief of British Military Intelligence for the East African campaign at Nairobi, Kenya. He also saw action in France, Palestine and Sinai. His diary records contain harsh assessments of senior officers, of the role played by the Royal Navy and of the quality of the Indian units dispatched to German East Africa. He also describes the skirmish at Tanga as "possibly the most disgraceful defeat a British Army has ever suffered".

Gory but candid & unforgettable account of early events in the establishment of British East Africa by a controversial author.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8 vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: andrewsaidi54@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 020 8997 9894
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