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Osprey Warrior 108 : Mau-Mau Warrior

The Mau-Mau uprising (1952-60) remains a controversial conflict, waged by warriors about whom many myths have been formed, but little truth has been written. Condemned by history as a brutal rag-tag force engaged in oath-taking, cannibalism and witchcraft, the military activities of the Mau-Mau have long been overlooked. Although their skill, organization and unique motivation forced the British government to undertake the longest airlift in military history, and to deploy extensive force at a cost of almost 60 million, before it could claim victory. This book reveals the real men and women behind the Mau-Mau, the truth behind the oaths that bound them together, and how they became a powerful force, paving the way for Kenya's independence. Text by Abiodun Alao with illustrations by Christa Hook.

    Contents
  • Background of Agitation and Protest
  • Chronology
  • Political Philosophy of the Mau-Mau Warrior
  • Motivation
  • Pattern of Recruitment
  • Weapons
  • Training Pattern
  • Military Tactics
  • Typical Engagement
  • The Demise and Legacy of the Warrior
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

 

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