A magnificent book, written with great attention to detail and a model of what a good regimental history should be. The narrative is divided in two parts. The first was written by Haywood and covers the evolution of the WAFF up to 1919, with very full coverage of WW1 operations in East Africa. The second was written by Clarke and covers the period 1920 1960.A Roll of Honour (European only) Honours & Awards with citations for VC’s, Note on campaign medals, Orders of Battle and Dress Regulations 1903, complete this fine Regimental History.
HISTORY OF THE WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE
This definitive volume covers all the campaigns of the WAFF from 1900 and the fighting in Nigeria through the Great War, much on the campaign against Col. von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa, then action in the Second World War, Italian East Africa, & Abyssinia etc. Later in WW2 it formed part of the 81st Division and saw action in Burma and the Arakan.
Col. A. Haywood and Brig. F.A.S. Clarke
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