Battle of Tanga 1914
- Publisher: Tempus Stroud, UK
- Edition: Biblio 192 90 illustrations Binding Paperback
- ISBN: 0752423495
- Our classification: History
- Found: G Rilling June 2003
- The first history of the battle of Tanga, the largest set-piece battle of the neglected East African-Front of the First World War.
On 2nd November 1914, obscured by the greater events in Europe, a British convoy of a light cruiser and 12 merchantmen was lying off the German East African port of Tanga, preparatory to the landing of two brigades of the Indian army. It was to start the main phase of the East African campaign which was ultimately to last until after the Armistice in November 1918. The battle of Tanga was to be the bloody beginning of a long and bitterly fought campaign in tropical Africa conceived as part of a wider plan to conquer Germany�s East African empire and ensure British maritime superiority in the Indian Ocean.
Book ID 720