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East And West Africa 1887-1900

There were various operations, mainly punitive expeditions against tribes people, on or near the coasts of Africa. Due to the very difficult nature of the terrain, the Royal Navy were the mainstay of British power, operating easily on the coasts and sailing up rivers into the interior. Sometimes a small naval brigade was landed to storm the local stronghold or tribal capital. Indian troops, who were employed in several expeditions in East Africa, and the West India Regiment were employed in the very difficult operations in West Africa. Very few British army personnel were involved, almost entirely officers and NCO instructors attached to local forces.

East, West and Central Africa 1887-1900


DOWNFALL OF PREMPEH
A Diary of Life with the Native Levy in Ashanti, 1895-1896
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DOWNFALL OF PREMPEH A Diary of Life with the Native Levy in Ashanti, 1895-1896
Product Code: 24527

A fascinating and definitive account of the fourth Ashanti ‘war' in 1895-96 written and illustrated by the future hero of Mafeking and founder of the Scout movement, Maj-Gen. Robert Baden-Powell. The conflict was a rapacious British colonial expedition to take control of the gold-and rubber-rich ...

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AFRICAN GENERAL SERVICE MEDALS
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AFRICAN GENERAL SERVICE MEDALS
Product Code: 12976

This is still the only reference work to deal in detail with the campaign medals of West, East and Central Africa, completely revised and reset edition (1993) contains much new information

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WITH MACDONALD IN UGANDA
A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny and Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate and Territories to the North
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WITH MACDONALD IN UGANDA A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny and Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate and Territories to the North
Product Code: 12834

A rare account of one of the last incidents in the ‘Scramble for Africa' at the end of the 19th century. Macdonald's Uganda expedition, and a subsequent mutiny by his Nubian mercenaries, led to the whole country being cemented into the British Empire.

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