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A German Guerrilla Chief in Africa

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David Rooney describes the extraordinary exploits of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the German soldier who kept the Allies tied down in Africa throughout the Great War.

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, circa between 1900 and 1920. By Walther Dobbertin.The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914, which led directly to the outbreak of war in Europe, had dire consequences in Africa as well - not least for the German and Austrian settlers in German East Africa, modern Tanzania.

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