DOWNFALL OF PREMPEH A Diary of Life with the Native Levy in Ashanti, 1895-1896


A fascinating and definitive account of the fourth Ashanti ‘war’ in 1895-96 written and illustrated by the future hero of Mafeking and founder of the Scout movement, Maj-Gen. Robert Baden-Powell. The conflict was a rapacious British colonial expedition to take control of the gold-and rubber-rich west African Ashanti kingdom. Though bloodless, eighteen soldiers died of disease and 50% fell sick.