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Buchanan, Capt. Angus

Three Years Of War In East Africa

Published: John Murray, London, 1920

Edition: Second printing

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Buchanan relates his military experiences fighting the Germans and their askaris near Mt. Tanganyika and other locales in East Africa during the Great War. Hunting big game was not beyond temptation for the author and his fellow officers including F. C. Selous. Trophy rhinos were encountered but not fired on so as not to alert the enemy. In a more tranquil area near the Ulugúru Mountains in old North Eastern Rhodesia, numerous elephants were bagged. Buchanan, with Sir John Willoughby, also tested the penetrating power of British military bullets against German armor plate, Willoughby’s sporting rifle succeeding where the army issue rifles failed. There is also note of the death of Selous in action. Original gray and blue pictorial cloth lightly rubbed. Illustrated with photo plates, drawings, and maps. Original endpapers firm and tight. 

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: Octavo
  • Sold By: Classic Arms Books
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  • Country: United States
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