TRIBUTE TO THE FARIDKOT SAPPERS AND MINERS - In commemoration of all those, including civilians, porters, and troops, involved in the East African campaign of 1914 to 1918.

2 List of Contents Description Page No. List of Illustrations 4 Part One 6 History of Faridkot 6 Foreword 6 British Colonial Defence Policy 9 Outbreak of War: 4 August 1914 10 Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck 13 Part Two 16 Campaign in East Africa, August 1914 – November 1914 16 Major Bertram W Mainprise 18 Battle of Tanga: November 1914 22 Faridkots, Defending Uganda Railway: November 1915 – January 1916 24 Major Elliot Tillard R.E. 24 Campaign in German East Africa November 1914 – February 1916 25 Raid on Bukoba 27 Major Chetwode P Evill I.A.R.O 30 Lieutenant Robin T.S Sneyd I A.R.O 30 Part Three 41 British Offensive: February/March 1916 41 Part Four 45 Invasion of German East Africa: March – May 1916 45 Part Five 59 New Offensive: Moshi–Buiko, Crossing of Pangani River: May 1916 59 Faridkots. May – June 1916 61 Part Six 66 Faridkots: June – August 1916 66 Campaign in German East Africa June to August 1916 69 Part Seven 72 Faridkots: July – September 1916 72 Campaign in German East Africa: August to September 1916 75 Capture of Dar-es-Salaam 77 Part Eight 79 Campaign in East Africa: September – December 1916 79 Campaign in East Africa: December 1916 – March 1917 84 Faridkots: January – April 1917 88 Crossings of the Rufiji River at Kiperio and Kibambwe 88 Part Nine 98 Campaign in German East Africa: March 1917 – January 1918 98 Faridkots: April 1917 – January 1918 101
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