London, John Murray, 1919. 1st Edition, 1st printing. Near fine pictorial cloth in cream and blue. Rare pictorial dust jacket with just minor loss to the top head corner of the front board. Internally fine with a frontis, several plates and 3 folding maps. Scarce.
Three Years of War in East Africa is an account of part of the East African Campaign during World War I, written by Captain Angus Buchanan, a British army officer who served with the 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, also known as the Frontiersmen, and who participated in the campaign from May 1915 through October 1917.
Buchanan describes a march of more than 1,370 kilometers from British East Africa (present-day Kenya) into German East Africa (present-day Tanzania). The march took Buchanan and his unit through territories in the region of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria, parts of the Belgian Congo, and the Lindi region of present-day southeastern Tanzania. The British campaign in East Africa was only partially successful, as a large force of British and colonial troops was never able to defeat and capture the smaller force of some 3,000 Germans and 11,000 askaris (native Africans), under the command of the German guerilla leader Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck.
- Jacket Condition: Near fine
- Binding Condition: Near fine
- Overall Condition: Near fine
- Size: 8 Vo