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By David Anderson

The precise tale of the Mau Mau uprising of 1952-60 in Kenya, instructed for the 1st time

This booklet tells for the 1st time the tale of the soiled warfare the British fought in Kenya, within the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of hysteria and bitterness, the grievances of the Gikuyu humans of valuable Kenya exploded into open uprising. in basic terms 32 ecu settlers died within the next combating, yet greater than 1,800 African civilians, over 3,000 African police and infantrymen, and 12,000 Mau Mau rebels have been killed.

Between 1953 and 1956 Britain despatched over one thousand Kenyans to the gallows, frequently on trumped up or non-existent fees. in the meantime 70,000 humans have been imprisoned in camps with out trial for among and 6 years. David Anderson offers a whole and convincing account of a warfare during which both sides behaved badly, and as a result few of the opponents could be both absolutely excused, or blamed. those occasions are nonetheless inside dwelling reminiscence, and eye-witness tales give you the spine of this debatable story.

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