- 28/05/2017 at 22:43 #63327
Can anyone recommend me a good book (or books) on the East African Campaign in the 2nd World War? Preferably an overview rather focusing on specific sub-theatres, but any good reading on the subject would be appreciated! Thanks28/05/2017 at 23:31 #63330EtrangerParticipant
Here’s some online resources to start with:
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/SouthAfrica/EAfrica/index.html#contents Official South African Campaign History.
http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/India/EAfrica/index.html Official Indian Campaign History.
http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/Belgium/Ethiopia/index.html Account of the Belgian (!) involvement.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519298.pdf Brief military history of the campaign.
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/East_African_Campaign_(World_War_II) Wiki site on the EAC.
29/05/2017 at 14:10 #63396
- This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Etranger.
Those links are great, thanks (the SA one isn’t working, but I’ll figure it out in a mo). I can’t read on screen for long, so I’ll have to print them out, but they look worth it. Also nice that the ibiblio “books” include bibliographies – I’ve already found “The Abyssinian Campaigns” second have online.
Thanks again!29/05/2017 at 18:15 #63423MartinRParticipant
‘Tip and Run. The untold tragedy of the Great War in Africa’ by Paice is an excellent single volume survey. Covers the whole lot and not just East Africa.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke29/05/2017 at 20:50 #63442
Different war, Martin! Though as it looks very interesting, and it’s cheap second hand on Amazon, I might just buy it anyway! Thanks30/05/2017 at 08:23 #63464MartinRParticipant
My apologies, whenever I see “East Africa” I instantly assume WW1!
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke
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