Barefeet and Bandoliers

- Wingate, Shirreff, the Patriots and the Liberation of Ethiopia

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Barefeet and Bandoliers
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
31-05-1995
Sprog:
Engelsk
Udgave:
Reprinted edition.
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This is the story of two "firsts". It is the story of the first successful attempt by Allied forces during World War II, to support and sustain a local resistance movement, with regular forces in enemy-held territory. It also describes how Ethiopia became the first nation conquered by the Axis to be freed. The campaign in Ethiopia might appear small in relation to the war in the whole of East Africa, but it had great military importance. In 1941 the British Commonwealth, the Indian and the Sudanese forces, with the Patriots - local chiefs and their followers who resisted the Italian occupation - advanced into Italian East Africa and defeated the Italian armies. David Shirreff, who also served in the campaign, gives an account of how Colonel Orde Wingate, with his Gideon force, compelled the surrender of a large part of the Italian forces. Shirreff also explores the role of Brigadier Daniel Sandford, now an almost forgotten commander, in organizing his Mission 101, and the sustained rebellion of the Patriots.

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Udgivelsesdato:
31-05-1995
ISBN13:
9781850439226
Vægt:
576 g
Dybde:
33 mm
Bredde:
138 mm
Højde:
216 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This is the story of the first successful attempt by Allied forces during World War II, to support and sustain a local resistance movement, with regular forces in enemy-held territory. It also describes how Ethiopia became the first nation conquered by the Axis to be freed. b&w halftones, line illustrations, maps, glossary, bibliography, indexes

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