East Africa

Tribal and Imperial Armies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, 1800 to 1900

Ian Heath

Date Published :
May 2004
Publisher :
Series :
Armies of the Nineteenth Century
Illustration :
124 drawings
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Principally covering Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar, this volume deals with the native peoples of East Africa and the Arabs and Europeans who variously fought, explored, and raided there in the course of the 19th century. The detailed text provides the dress, arms, organisation, and tactics of the protagonists, and includes sections on the foreign explorers and the forces of the British and German East African colonies. Illustrations include 124 drawings of warriors and soldiers.