The King S African Rifles Volume 2

Author: Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781506639
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The King S African Rifles Volume 2 from the Author: Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett. This is a regimental history with a difference, one that is bound up with the history of the British Empire in Africa and the extension and development of British rule in the territories of Somaliland, British East Africa (redesignated Kenya from July 1920), Uganda, Nyasaland and, after 1918, Tanganyika (previously German East Africa). These were the territories that were the recruiting grounds for the KAR to which officers from the British Army were seconded - there were no permanent commissions in the KAR unlike the Indian Army which had its own officer structure. No regiment has ever been more intimately connected with the territory through which it marched and fought, or with the peoples from which it was recruited. It was a unique regiment. The author has arranged the book in five parts: The Campaigns of the Early Regiments; The Consolidation of the Regiment, 1901-1914; The East Africa Campaign, 1914-1918; Internal Security and Reorganization 1914-1939; and The War of 1939-1945. The story begins with the political background to the British administration in East and Central Africa up to the close of the nineteenth century. During the last decade of that century three regiments were formed which were the forerunners of the K.A.R - The Central African Regiment, The Uganda Rifles and the East African Rifles. These saw action in various expeditions and campaigns, in Mauritius, Somaliland, The Ashanti War, The Gambia Expedition, Expeditions against the Nandi and others. On 1 January 1902 the King’s African Rifles came into being, incorporating the original regiments as battalions, six battalions: 1st and 2nd (Central Africa); 3rd (East Africa); 4th and 5th (Uganda) and 6th (Somaliland) Battalions. The total strength was returned as 4,683 officers and men, including 104 British officers. For the new regiment the main operations before WWI were the campaigns against the Mad Mullah of Somaliland involving four expeditions; he wasn’t finally seen off until 1920. During the Great War there were 21 battalions and at peak strength in July 1918 the K.A.R. numbered 1,193 officers, 1,497 British NCOs and 30,658 Africans; casualties amounted to 5,117 with a further 3,039 died of disease. The regiment’s part in the campaign against von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa is fully described. The regiment was again in action during WWII taking part in three separate campaigns: the defeat of the Italians in Somalia and Abyssinia; the occupation of Madagascar against the opposition of the Vichy French; and the reconquest of Burma when, for the first time, K.A.R. battalions fought outside the continent of Africa. This must be one of the best regimental histories ever written.

Of Camel Kings And Other Things

Author: Roxann Prazniak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690077
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Of Camel Kings And Other Things from the Author: Roxann Prazniak. From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. Using county archives-including oral histories-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents both Chinese and foreign, Of Camel Kings and Other Things constructs, from fragmented sources, a coherent historical view vital to our understanding of China's twentieth-century crises and the dilemmas of modernity itself.

A World Of Chess

Author: Jean-Louis Cazaux
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786494271
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A World Of Chess from the Author: Jean-Louis Cazaux. With more than 400 illustrations, and detailed maps, this immense and deeply researched account of the history of chess covers not only the Persian and Arab game familiar to most Westerners for the past 500 years, but also variants going back 1500 years that are still being played in some parts of the world. The evolution of strategic board games, especially in India, China and Japan, is discussed in detail. The many more recent chess variants (board sizes, new pieces, 3-D etc.) are fully covered. Instructions for play are provided, with historical context, for every form of the game.

Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Author: M. G. Easton
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050535
Size: 53.19 MB
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Illustrated Bible Dictionary from the Author: M. G. Easton. "The fruit of many years of loving labor," Scottish Presbyterian minister Matthew George Easton's Illustrated Bible Dictionary has become a classic reference for those studying the Bible. Originally published in 1897, three years after Easton's death, it contains almost 4,000 entries and dozens of illustrations and maps. Readers will find definitions of terms ranging from Alpha to Zuzims. In between they'll find entries both obscure and common, such as Emims (a warlike tribe of giants), Hagar (Sarah's handmaid), immortality, meekness, Pentecost (the feast of harvest), seventy weeks (a prophetic period of time before the coming of the Messiah), sling (what David used to slay the giant), and Zorah (Samson's birthplace).

King James Strongs Bible Ii

Author: TruthBeTold Ministry
Publisher: TruthBeTold Ministry via PublishDrive
ISBN: 8233918334
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King James Strongs Bible Ii from the Author: TruthBeTold Ministry. This publication contains King James Bible (1611, Pure Cambridge Version) (The Old Testament and The New Testament) translation. It holds 2 dictionaries. It has 799,503 references and shows 1 formats of The Bible. It includes the King James Strongs Bible (The Old Testament and The New Testament) where every word is linked to the original in The Strongs Concordance. The Hebrew in The Old Testament. The Greek in The New Testament. We have included the gematria calculations to the Hebrew words. For the Greek Strongs the gematria is also calculated. Niqquds in Hebrew is not supported in this ebook. How the general Bible-navigation works: A Testament has an index of its books. The Testaments reference each other in the book index. Each book has a reference to The Testament it belongs to. Each book has a reference to the previous and or next book. Each book has an index of its chapters. Each chapter has a reference to the book it belongs to. Each verse is numbered and reference the chapter it belongs to. Each verse starts on a new line for better readability. Any reference in an index brings you to the location. The Built-in table of contents reference all books in all formats. Hebrew Strongs Concordance; There are 8674 Hebrew root words as used in the Old Testament, part of the Strong's Concordance, an index of every word in the King James Version. Greek Strong's Concordance; There are 5523 Greek root words as used in NT and Part of the Strong's Concordance, an index of every word in the King James Version. And the combination of King James Bible, the dictionaries, the concordance and its navigation makes this ebook unique.

Who S Who In The Old Testament

Author: Joan Comay
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415260310
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Who S Who In The Old Testament from the Author: Joan Comay. Offers: nearly 3,000 entries covering every figure in the Old Testament; historical, geographical and archaeological context of each entry; chronology; detailed section on the Apocrypha.--From publisher description.