Osprey - Mau-Mau Warrior

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Osprey - Mau-Mau Warrior
Also published as: Warrior 108

Author: Abiodun Alao
Illustrator: Christa Hook
Publisher: Osprey Publishing Co, Aug 2006
ISBN 1-84603-024-2
Softcover, 64 pages, measures (in inches) 0.25 x 9.75 x 7.25

About this Book
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.

Contents

  • Background of agitation and protest
  • Chronology
  • Political philosophy of the Mau-Mau Warrior
  • Recruitment
  • Structure & Heirarchy
  • Operational Rules, Punishments and Daily Routine
  • Women in the Mau-Mau
  • Motivation
  • Military Strategy
  • Mau-Mau Weapons
  • Military Operations
  • British Response to the Mau-Mau Insurgency
  • The End of the Mau-Mau Revolt
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Colour plate commentary
  • Index

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