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  2. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck - Wikipedia

    Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (20 March 1870 – 9 March 1964), also called the Lion of Africa (German: Löwe von Afrika), was a general in the Imperial German Army and the commander of its forces in the German East Africa campaign. For four years, with a force of about 14,000 (3,000 Germans and 11,000 Africans), he held in check a much larger force of 300,000 British, Indian, Belgian, and Portuguese troops.

  3. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck | German officer | Britannica

    Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, (born March 20, 1870, Saarlouis, Rhine Province, Prussia [now in Germany]—died March 9, 1964, Hamburg), lieutenant colonel commanding Germany’s small African force during World War I, who became a determined and resourceful guerrilla leader hoping to influence the war in Europe by pinning down a disproportionately large number of Allied troops in his area.

  4. Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul von | International Encyclopedia of the...

    Born in 1870, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870-1964) was the scion of a traditional Prussian aristocratic officer family. He was an ambitious and capable officer with courage, sangfroid, good health, and the physical stamina necessary to withstand the exhausting campaign in tropical Africa during the First World War.

  5. This German general told Hitler off in the most satisfying way...

    Published January 28, 2019 18:46:03. Known as the Lion of Africa, General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was one of the most respected military minds of World War I and, reportedly, he never suffered a defeat in battle. Born in 1870 to a military family, Lettow-Vorbeck started his military career at the age of 11 by joining the cadet corps in Potsdam, Germany.

  6. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck: Leader Of The Greatest Guerrilla...

    Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck has been called the leader of the “greatest single guerrilla operation in history,” by Edwin Palmer Hoyt, an American writer of military history. He has also been called a true representative of all that Imperial Germany was and stood for; according to author Karen Blixen, who was his friend.

  7. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck – Wikipedia

    Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (* 20. März 1870 in Saarlouis; † 9. März 1964 in Hamburg-Othmarschen [1]) war im Ersten Weltkrieg als deutscher Generalmajor Kommandeur der Schutztruppe für Deutsch-Ostafrika. Er wurde ab 1919 als Schriftsteller aktiv.

  8. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck — Badass of the Week

    Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck was a Tom Selleck-‘stached badass cigar-chomping World War I German military commander who fought one of the most intense guerilla wars in modern military history, stomping his enemies’ nutsacks into gibbery wet bits up and down the eastern coast of Africa despite constantly being outnumbered by roughly a factor of seven billion.

  9. Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck: Books,p_27:Paul+Von+Lettow...

    Hardcover. $2999. FREE delivery Tue, Oct 25. Or fastest delivery Fri, Oct 21. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Heia Safari! (English Translation) by Paul Lettow-Vorbeck and Gentry Watson | May 10, 2019. 4.

  10. African Kaiser: 0191091396155: Robert Gaudi, Paul...

    Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck came from a long line of soldiers. He was brought up with Prussian discipline, attended the military academy at Kassel, enjoyed reading philosophy and literature, mastered English, French and several African languages, and tasted first blood in China during mop-up operations following the Boxer Rebellion.

  11. Lettow - Wikipedia

    Paul Karl von Lettow-Vorbeck (1832–1919), Prussian Army general from Węgorzyce. He was the father of: Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870–1964), Prussian World War I general, called "The Lion of Africa". His grand daughter was Helene Duchess von Oldenburg (daughter of Graff Christian zu Rantzau & Heloise von Lettow-Vorbeck).