About this book
Paperback edition of the book which brings to light the little-known story of the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples. In an atrocity that foreshadowed the Nazi genocides 40 years later, thousands of indigenous people were killed or left for dead by the Germans in what is now Namibia, in the early 20th century.
On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia - the beginnings of Germany's African Empire. As colonial forces moved in , their ruthless punitive raids became an open war of extermination. Thousands of the indigenous people were killed or driven out into the desert to die.
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