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General Major Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

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March 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am

From August 1914 until the after the Armistice in 1918, Generalmajor Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck conducted a one-sided campaign against the British Empire in east Africa. Lettow-Vorbeck employed superior tactics and stealth against an impossibly large enemy, preserving the lives of his soldiers and civilians while the harsh environment and disease devastated Allied ranks. The Germans would grudgingly surrender only after news of the Armistice reached them. Mark Hull shares the story of a military leader who would retain the loyalty of his men and the admiration of his former enemies until his death in 1964.


March 7, 2019
12:00 am
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