Book review: World War I in Africa: the forgotten conflict
among the European powers.
LSE Review of Books
(05 Apr 2013)
World War I in Africa looks afresh at the strategies of the German and Allied campaigns, and
at the great rivalry between General Jan Christian Smuts, who took on the German forces in
East Africa, and General Lettow-Vorbeck, celebrated as the only German general to occupy
British territory and whose troops finished the war undefeated. Although this book is presented
as a multi-national study of the war in Africa, its key strength lies in the author’s intimate
knowledge of internal politics in South Africa, writes Mahon Murphy.
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