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German East Africa at War

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Uploaded on Jul 5, 2009

A tribute to Major General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, military commander of German East Africa during World War I and one of, if not the, greatest guerilla warfare geniuses of all time. With only a few thousand African troops and a few hundred German officers and NCO's he defeated, harassed and eluded the combined forces of Belgium, Portugal and the British Empire. His tiny army tied down over 300,000 Allied troops throughout the length of the war. It was only after the armistice had already been signed that Lettow-Vorbeck disbanded his army and laid down his arms because he was still going strong and had not been caught. He was the last Imperial German general to surrender.

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