Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War: Forgotten Colonial Crisis Edmund James Yorke

ISBN: 9781137435774

Published: June 29th 2015

Hardcover

360 pages


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Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War: Forgotten Colonial Crisis  by  Edmund James Yorke

Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War: Forgotten Colonial Crisis by Edmund James Yorke
June 29th 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 360 pages | ISBN: 9781137435774 | 3.52 Mb

Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War is an insightful account of the devastating impact of the Great War, upon the already fragile British colonial African state of Northern Rhodesia. Using extensive official and private records fromMoreBritain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War is an insightful account of the devastating impact of the Great War, upon the already fragile British colonial African state of Northern Rhodesia. Using extensive official and private records from Britain and Zambia and the testimonies of a few surviving African veterans, Edmund Yorke investigates how rapidly rising imperial war demands caused immense distress and discontent amongst the African population.

With widespread famine, spiraling death rates and demands for thousands more African carriers and soldiers, this book examines how African resistance rapidly mounted. Examples of rising African desertion rates and mass refusal to pay colonial taxes as well as direct defiance of military recruiters are highlighted, as are brutal reprisals by both military and some colonial officials- eventually revealing how, finally, only news from Europe of the arrival of the Armistice saved Northern Rhodesia from total collapse.



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