A most useful tactical primer using several then (1906) recent military operations in West Africa, including Ashanti 1895-96 and 1900, Benin 1897, and Aro Expedition 1901-02. Chapters cover Tactics, Columns, Transport, Artillery and Machine Guns, Encampments, Night Operations, Subjugation of a Country, and Relief of Towns. This is a vivid and lucid treatise that utilises examples, and lessons that can be learnt, from actual bush fighting.
BUSH WARFARE 1906
Instructive in a historical sense rather than purely theoretical, this 1906 tactical treatise covers in much detail the methods of carrying on warfare against “savages” in West Africa. Includes the expedition to Benin City against Chief Overiami, amongst other small-scale military operations to counter local opposition, and to stabilise and expand the colonial Empire in Africa.