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Capt. Angus Buchanan

Three Years of War in East Africa

Published: John Murray, London, 1919

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1919. 

Publishers pictorial cover with title.

Black title to spine.

Name stamp on inside.

xxi, 247 pages, 2 page publishers catalogue.

Frontispiece plate.

7 full-page plates.

3 fold-out maps [34 x 46 cm - 22 x 19 cm - 22 x 23 cm].

Small old tape repair to maps.

"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 rhino were encountered

but not fired on so as not to alert the enemy. In a more tranquil

area near the Ulugoeru 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." [Czech. An Annotated Bibliography

of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 to 1950, p.26].

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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