paul lettow vorbeck

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singletond
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paul lettow vorbeck

Post by singletond » 16 Jul 2021 15:09

There was a WWI East Africa event where the British thought they had surrounded Paul Lettow Vorbeck. During the night the British heard what they thought was heavy guns being readied for the repel the next mornings attack. In the morning the British found the encirclement empty except for a few men who had carted heavy steel plates arounds making the clanging noise the British heard.

Please could someone point me to a historical description of that event.

Dave

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Re: paul lettow vorbeck

Post by Cantankerous » 29 Jul 2021 04:10

More info on this event is found at Wikipedia.

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Re: paul lettow vorbeck

Post by Sid Guttridge » 29 Jul 2021 07:22

Hi Cantankerous,

I had a quick look at your link and didn't find this incident mentioned. Could you be more specific?

Cheers,

Sid.

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