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Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa
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Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa (Paperback)

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The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten conflict that devastated an area five times the size of Germany and killed more than two million people.



On 11 November 1918, the First World War came to an end in Europe. But, in Northern Rhodesia, the bloodshed persisted for another two weeks in what one campaign historian described as 'a war of extermination and attrition without parallel in modern times.'



But for Major-General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the news of a German republic, and a Kaiser who had fled to Holland, seemed absurd. After approximately 650,000 carrier and civilian deaths in German Ruanda-Urundi and East Africa the hope of peace that armistice brought to Europe was not embraced with the same sense of relief.



In Tip and Run, Paice tells the story of the elusive, relentless and fanatical Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck in an engaging and detailed narrative that exposes the horrors of the European imperial fantasies so lethally visited upon Africa.



'Superb' Sunday Times



'Masterful' Daily Mail



'Gripping' Daily Telegraph

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican history Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 09/12/2021 ISBN-13: 9781800240322  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Edward Paice was a History Scholar at Cambridge and winner of the Leman prize. After a decade working in the City he spent four years living and writing in East Africa, and was the author of the first guidebook to newly independent Eritrea. His acclaimed biography Lost Lion of Empire: The Life of 'Cape-to-Cairo' Grogan, nominated by The Week as 'Best Newcomer', was published in 2001. He was awarded a Visiting Fellowship by Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2003-4 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is married and lives near Tonbridge, Kent.

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