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The Resource African Kaiser : General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918, Robert Gaudi

African Kaiser : General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918, Robert Gaudi

Label
African Kaiser : General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Title
African Kaiser
Title remainder
General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gaudi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African Kaiser is the fascinating story of a forgotten guerrilla campaign in a remote corner of Equatorial Africa in World War I; of a small army of ultraloyal African troops led by a smaller cadre of rugged German officers—of white men and black who fought side by side. It is the story of epic marches through harsh, beautiful landscapes; of German officers riding bicycles to battle through the bush; of rhino charges and artillery duels with scavenged naval guns; of hunted German battleships hidden up unmapped river deltas teeming with crocodiles and snakes; of a desperate army in the wilderness cut off from the world, living off hippo lard and saw grass flowers—enduring starvation, malaria, and dysentery. And of the singular intercontinental voyage of Zeppelin L59, whose improbable four-thousand-mile journey to the equator and back made aviation history. But mostly it is the story of von Lettow-Vorbeck—the only undefeated German commmander in the field during World War I and the last to surrender his arms." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaudi, Robert
Dewey number
940.416
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D576.G3
LC item number
G38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lettow-Vorbeck
  • Germany
  • Lettow-Vorbeck
  • Germany
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Germany
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Africa
  • Germany
Label
African Kaiser : General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918, Robert Gaudi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black heroes of the Fatherland -- Zeppelins of the China show -- At war in bush and desert -- A photograph -- Ancestors -- Youth -- At war with the Boxers -- Hereroland -- A red soup with black dumplings -- Peacetime ennui -- German East Africa -- A romantic interlude -- Opening moves -- The war at sea -- Tanga -- War on the Rufiji -- The siege of Jasin -- The war against the railroad -- The wreck of the Königsberg -- Battle for Kilimanjaro -- War in the rainy season -- The long retreat -- A Zeppelin over Africa -- Marching with the shroud maker -- The English motorcycle messenger -- Gylippus in retirement -- Tanzania Park
Control code
ocn946903000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780425283714
Lccn
2016039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971246657
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)946903000
Label
African Kaiser : General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918, Robert Gaudi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black heroes of the Fatherland -- Zeppelins of the China show -- At war in bush and desert -- A photograph -- Ancestors -- Youth -- At war with the Boxers -- Hereroland -- A red soup with black dumplings -- Peacetime ennui -- German East Africa -- A romantic interlude -- Opening moves -- The war at sea -- Tanga -- War on the Rufiji -- The siege of Jasin -- The war against the railroad -- The wreck of the Königsberg -- Battle for Kilimanjaro -- War in the rainy season -- The long retreat -- A Zeppelin over Africa -- Marching with the shroud maker -- The English motorcycle messenger -- Gylippus in retirement -- Tanzania Park
Control code
ocn946903000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780425283714
Lccn
2016039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971246657
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)946903000

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