Rilling Enterprises, 2012. 1st English Language edition. Cloth. 1st English Language edition. Limited to 500 copies. A Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. 8vo., vii, 220 pp., illustrated with b&w photographs and maps. Tan cloth in black, photo-illustrated dust jacket. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Fine copy, without defect. Fine / Fine. Item #25998
Von Lettow-Vorbeck, also called the Lion of Africa was a lieutenant colonel commanding Germany's small African force during World War I, who became a determined and resourceful guerrilla leader hoping to influence the war in Europe by pinning down larger British and French forces in Africa. His 14,000 troops, mostly natives, tied down over 300,000 allied troops. He was still taking and re-taking towns in German East Africa several days after the Armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918.