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This introductory chapter of the book is a small attempt to refocus the attention of military historians on an area of the world that has been for too long considered on the periphery and therefore of marginal interest. Far from the close scrutiny of the government and the public, individual soldiers in Africa had extensive power in manufacturing their own careers and putting their stamp on colonial policy. The soldiers and settlers, who traveled to, were recruited in, and relocated to Africa left behind a vital imprint on the continent's history. Soldiers and Settlers in Africa, 1850-1918, however, have not been assembled to focus on one continent; rather it is an attempt to demonstrate that the histories of Europe and Africa have been intrinsically linked for some time.

Keywords: Africa; Europe; settlers; soldiers



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