Battle in Africa 1879–1914

by Howard Whitehouse

Battle in Africa 1879–1914, by Howard Whitehouse.

Battle in Africa is a uniquely vivid analysis of colonial campaigning in the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras. Author Howard Whitehouse guides the reader systematically through each stage of an African campaign, from the formulation of strategy to the fate of the wounded, and from the collection of supplies to the tactics of guerilla warfare. He also offers a long-overdue comparative approach, which describes the Belgian, German and Italian experience a swell as the better-known French and British... and he gives a rare emphasis to the perceptions of the indigenous African „enemy“. Illustrated throughout by Peter Dennis – who is himself a keen student of these campaigns – in an appropriately „period“ style.


  • Titel: Battle in Africa 1879–1914
  • Epoche: Kolonialkriege
  • Typ: Militärgeschichte
  • Autor: Howard Whitehouse
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Format: 48-seitiges Buch
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Verlag: Fieldbooks, Camberley, England
  • ISBN: 1869871014
  • Publiziert: 1987


  • Africa before Partition
  • The Scramble for Africa
  • Strategic Concepts
  • Collecting an Army
  • Command
  • Collecting Supplies
  • Strategic Mobility
  • Reconnaissance and Signals
  • March Security
  • The African Response
  • Tamai
  • European Battle Plans
  • African Battle Plans
  • African Leadership
  • The New Technology
  • The Power of Fire
  • Cold Steel
  • Horrible Disasters
  • Glorious Victories
  • Guerilla Warfare
  • Siege Warfare
  • After the Battle

Battle in Africa bietet Simulationsspielern und Modellbauern einen guten Einstieg ins Thema der kolonialen Feldzüge in Afrika. Viele Illustrationen vermitteln ein interessantes Bild der beteiligten Truppen und einheimischen Kämpfer der verschiedenen Kriegsschauplätze, allerdings durchweg in Schwarz/Weiß.

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