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Fighting for Britain

Fighting for Britain

African Soldiers in the Second World War

  • Author: David Killingray,Martin Plaut
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1847010474
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 289
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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.

Africa and the Second World War

Africa and the Second World War

  • Author: David Killingray,Richard Rathbone
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349182648
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources

A Handbook of Literature and Research

  • Author: Vālmīki,Robin D. S. Higham
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313293252
  • Category: History
  • Page: 525
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This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.

The First Victory

The First Victory

The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign

  • Author: Andrew Stewart
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300222203
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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A riveting new account of the long-overlooked achievement of British-led forces who, against all odds, scored the first major Allied victory of the Second World War Surprisingly neglected in accounts of Allied wartime triumphs, in 1941 British and Commonwealth forces completed a stunning and important victory in East Africa against an overwhelmingly superior Italian opponent. A hastily formed British-led force, never larger than 70,000 strong, advanced along two fronts to defeat nearly 300,000 Italian and colonial troops. This compelling book draws on an array of previously unseen documents to provide both a detailed campaign history and a fresh appreciation of the first significant Allied success of the war. Andrew Stewart investigates such topics as Britain’s African wartime strategy; how the fighting forces were assembled (most from British colonies, none from the U.S.); General Archibald Wavell’s command abilities and his difficult relationship with Winston Churchill; the resolute Italian defense at Keren, one of the most bitterly fought battles of the entire war; the legacy of the campaign in East Africa; and much more.

The impact of the Second World War on West African press and politics

The impact of the Second World War on West African press and politics

the case of Nigeria

  • Author: Inyeseh A. S. Ihator
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 233
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The Gold Coast and Achimota in the Second World War

The Gold Coast and Achimota in the Second World War

  • Author: S. Kojo Addae
  • Publisher: Sedco Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 175
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This book seeks to tell the story of the parts played by the key institution of Achimota College, in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, during the Second World War. Achimota College was the headquarters of the West Africa command, from where the Royal West African frontier force was organised. Secondly, British resident ministers, sent to the Gold Coast by Churchill's government to coordinate the war effort in West Africa, had their offices at Achimota. Achimota was also a key educational institution in West Africa, and led to the establishment of the University College of the Gold Coast at Achimota in 1948.

Africa and World War II

Africa and World War II

  • Author: Judith A. Byfield,Carolyn A. Brown,Timothy Parsons,Ahmad Alawad Sikainga
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110705320X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 522
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This volume offers a fresh perspective on Africa's central role in the Allied victory in World War II. Its detailed case studies, from all parts of Africa, enable us to understand how African communities sustained the Allied war effort and how they were transformed in the process. Together, the chapters provide a continent-wide perspective.

The British Empire and the Second World War

The British Empire and the Second World War

  • Author: Ashley Jackson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781852854171
  • Category: History
  • Page: 604
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A pioneering study of the role Britain's empire played in fighting the Second World War.

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

Volume 6: The Global War

  • Author: Horst Boog,Werner Rahn,Reinhard Stumpf,Bernd Wegner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1406
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This is the sixth volume in the comprehensive and authoritative series, Germany and the Second World War. It deals with the extension of a European into a global war in the period from 1941 to 1943. It focuses on the politics, strategy, and operations of the belligerent powers as Germany lost the initiative to the Allies, and it represents, both in content and in composition, the climax and turning points of the war. Series description This is the sixth in the magisterial ten-volume Germany and the Second World War series. The six volumes so far published in German take the story to 1943, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History], a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War from the German point of view. The comprehensive analysis, based on detailed scholarly research, is underpinned by a full apparatus of maps, diagrams, and tables. Intensively researched and documented, Germany and the Second World War is an undertaking of unparalleled scope and authority. It will prove indispensable to all historians of the twentieth century.

The Bechuanaland Pioneers and Gunners

The Bechuanaland Pioneers and Gunners

  • Author: Deborah Ann Schmitt
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275979058
  • Category: History
  • Page: 265
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A military and social history of African soldiers who served under British command during WWII.

British Colonial Development Policy After the Second World War

British Colonial Development Policy After the Second World War

The Case of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

  • Author: Rohland Schuknecht
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643105150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 364
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The concept of "development" is one of the lasting legacies of the late colonial era in Africa. Taking Sukumaland in Tanzania as a reference, this book explores British colonial ideas about rural "development" and examines the results of their application after 1945. Colonial attempts to change African systems of agriculture are discussed extensively and critically assessed. Other issues like the exploitative character of British colonial development policy in the postwar period, the role of cooperatives, and the connection between development policy and decolonisation are also addressed. This book is the published version of author Rohland Schuknecht's doctoral thesis.

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

  • Author: Gerhard Schreiber,Detlef Vogel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198228844
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 822
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Explores the conduct of the war in the Mediterranean region and examines the dramatic military events of this period

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

  • Author: Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher: arsEdition
  • ISBN: 384581554X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Colonial West Africa

Colonial West Africa

Collected Essays

  • Author: Michael Crowder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135781397
  • Category: History
  • Page: 239
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Published in the year 1978, Colonial West Africa is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

Contemporary Africa

Contemporary Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Author: T. Falola,E. Mbah
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137444134
  • Category: History
  • Page: 261
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60 years after independence, African nations still find it difficult to face a number of challenges, from establishing meaningful democratic institutions to establish social structures centered on the advancement of gender equality. This volume approaches these contemporary African challenges while combating a reflexive and facile Afro-Pessimism.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

  • Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3959676433
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Generale History of Africa

Generale History of Africa

Africa since 1935

  • Author: Wondji, Christophe,Ali A. Mazrui
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231027581
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 1072
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One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

Margery Perham and British Rule in Africa

Margery Perham and British Rule in Africa

  • Author: Mary Bull,Alison Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317727576
  • Category: History
  • Page: 243
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Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished.