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Subject: Any good books on WW1 in North Africa / Middle East? rss

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Alastair Cornish
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Hi, after watching the astonishing Lawrence of Arabia and reading 7 Pillars of Wisdom I'd like to know more about that area of the war.

Can anyone recommend any good books, maps, boardgames, resources? The more juicy and readable the better, something too dry would just put me to sleep.

Thanks!
 
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In another forum, a user posted "The First World War in Africa" by Hew Strachan.
 
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As preliminary reading I would recommend Liddell Hart's excellent seven page analysis of the war in the Middle East found on pages 180-186 of Strategy.
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Alastair Cornish
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In case anyone else was following this I picked up those books but a word of warning "The First World War in Africa" by Hew Strachan is purely about sub-Saharan Africa.

Still an interesting read (thankfully) but nothing to do with what I was after.
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One amazing story from Africa in WWI is how German Colonel von Lettow Vorbeck kept scads of Brit troops at bey using cleverness and a small army made up primarily of native askaris who became terrific soldiers that were VERY loyal to Lettow-Vorbeck.

I don't think this is what the OP is requesting info for, but if you do not know this story from the time/region, it is very entertaining and certainly worth learning. Try getting this book from your library network as it is not on kindle.



Here is a wiki article to whet your appetite on the subject:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Lettow-Vorbeck

A battle from this theatre is the subject of the game The Battle of Tanga 1914 which was released from Legion Wargames just a couple of months ago.
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