Duel for Kilimanjaro Author:Leonard Mosley Duel for Kilimanjaro is the story of the fighting in German East Africa during World War I. — In africa, men fought through territory inhabited by herds of elephants, rhino and giraffes ... battles were halted so somen and children could go home ... German and British naval commanders courteously signalled each other before a shattering river bat... more »tle.
In Africa, men were not cannon fodder, and victories could be won by a leader with daring and imagination. Joel for Kilimanjaro is the story of that kind of war -- and that kind of man.
It tells of impossible odds -- 11,000 German and native Askari troops against a British army of 200,000 men -- and of the German commander, Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck, who made the odds meaningless.« less