The Unexpected GUERRILLA

Jones, Nigel
November 2010
Military History;Nov2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p40
The article focuses on Paul Emil von Lettow-Worbeck, military commander of the "Schuztruppe" forces in German East Africa who fought a 4-year guerrilla campaign against the Allied forces in World War I. Seeing his mission as diverting Allied resources and troops from the Western Front, Lettow-Worbeck's forces inflicted losses on Allied armies in several battles including Jassin and Mahiwa. Lettow-Worbeck successfully eluded capture by the Allies until the end of the war, and was given a hero's welcome in Germany for his exploits.


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