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16%OFFDavid Killingray - Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War - 9781847010476 - V9781847010476
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Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

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Description for Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War Paperback. The first major study of the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of African soldiers who served with the British army during the Second World War. Num Pages: 301 pages, 19, 16 black and white, 3 line drawing. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1H; 3JJH; HBJD1; HBLW; HBTD; HBWQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 156 x 234 x 10. Weight in Grams: 544. African Soldiers in the Second World War. 301 pages, 19, 16 black and white, 3 line drawing. The first major study of the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of African soldiers who served with the British army during the Second World War. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1H; 3JJH; HBJD1; HBLW; HBTD; HBWQ. Dimension: 156 x 234 x 10. Weight: 544.
During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest single movement of African men overseas since the slave trade. This account, based mainly on oral evidence and soldiers' letters, tells the story of the African experience of the war. It is a 'history from below' that describes how men were recruited for a war about which most knew very little. Army life exposed them to a range of new and startling experiences: new foods and ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
James Currey
Number of pages
301
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Number of Pages
312
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781847010476
SKU
V9781847010476
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-50

Reviews for Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War
[An] impressive study. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW An important scholarly contribution, but which, with its sweeping introduction and engaging style, can be read by all for pleasure and profit. BBC HISTORY REVIEWS OF THE CLOTH EDITION Sober and judicious but also thrilling and dramatic. AFRICA Will become the one-stop reference for research ... Read more

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