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Studies in Military and Strategic History

Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War

Forgotten Colonial Crisis

Authors: Yorke, Edmund James

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An insightful account of the devastating impact of the Great War, upon the already fragile British colonial African state of Northern Rhodesia. Deploying extensive archival and rare evidence from surviving African veterans, it investigates African resistance at this time.

About the authors

Edmund Yorke is currently Senior Lecturer in the War Studies Department at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. He has authored works on British Imperial and Commonwealth political and military affairs and his recent books include The New South Africa (1998), Playing the Great Game (2012), Battle Story's Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana (2011 and 2012), and Mafeking (2014).

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“The author has filled a gap in the early years of Northern Rhodesia dominated by WWI. No-one before has brought together so much relevant material in such a concentrated form. … The author is to be warmly congratulated for his contribution to such an important part of Northern Rhodesia’s social, imperial and military history and on the painstaking research entailed.” (Roland A. Hill, The Overseas Pensioner, Issue 111, April, 2016)


"The ideas of "total war" may have been developed on the back of the First World War in Europe, but this book shows how relevant many were to the war outside Europe. Edmund Yorke weaves together economic, imperial and military history to show the impact of war in ways that each, in isolation, cannot begin to convey. He provides context and illumination from one to the others. Here in microcosm is a case study of the effects of "total" and protracted warfare in sub-Saharan Africa." - Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of War Studies, University of Oxford, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Pre-War Northern Rhodesia: The Structural Weaknesses of Colonial Control

    Pages 1-29

    Yorke, Edmund James

  • War Labour Recruitment and Mobilisation: The Roots of Crisis

    Pages 30-63

    Yorke, Edmund James

  • Advent of a ‘White Man’s War’: Early Implications for the Survival of White Supremacy

    Pages 64-95

    Yorke, Edmund James

  • Colonial Dependence and African Opportunity: The Indigenous Response to War Exigencies

    Pages 96-124

    Yorke, Edmund James

  • Crumbling Foundations of the Colonial Edifice: Chiefs and Headmen at War

    Pages 125-153

    Yorke, Edmund James

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43577-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World War
Book Subtitle
Forgotten Colonial Crisis
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Military and Strategic History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43579-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137435798
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43577-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 337
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