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Top Secret - Britsh Army book on how to beat the Mau Mau.<br />
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A fascinating handbook given to British commanders serving in colonial Kenya containing controversial instructions on how to deal with dissident tribesmen has surfaced 60-years later. <br />
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The confidential 167-page document encloses operational advice on how to overcome the Mau Mau Uprising, which saw natives revolt against European settlers. <br />
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Written in 1954 and handed only to platoon commanders, who were in unfamiliar surroundings, it tells how to track and attack the Mau Mau. <br />
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The book, titled 'A Handbook on Anti-Mau Mau Operations' was penned by General Sir George Watkin Eben James Erskine, who served as East Africa Command between 1953 and 1955.