The African Wars

Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns

Chris Peers

 
Date Published :
January 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 to 30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848841215
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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In The African Wars, Chris Peers provides a graphic account of several of the key campaigns fought between European powers and the native peoples of tropical and subtropical Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His pioneering and authoritative study describes in vivid detail the organization and training of African warriors, their weapons, their fighting methods and traditions, and their tactics.

He concentrates on the campaigns mounted by the most successful African armies as they struggled to defend themselves against the European scramble for Africa. Resistance was inconsistent, but some warlike peoples fought long and hard - the Zulu victory over the British at is the best known but by no means the only occasion when the Africans humiliated the colonial invaders.

About The Author
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Chris Peers is a leading expert on the history of ancient and medieval warfare and has written widely on the subject. He has contributed many articles to military history, wargaming and family history magazines, and his major publications include Warlords of China: 700BC-AD1662, Warrior Peoples of East Africa, Soldiers of the Dragon, The African Wars: Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns, Offa and the Mercian Wars: The Rise and Fall of the First Great English Kingdom, and Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machine.

REVIEWS
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"…looks at numerous campaigns in sub Saharan Africa from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, with more serious attention to the African side than is customary…an important read for anyone interested in Colonial Warfare.”"

- The NYMAS Review

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