Warfare In January

Aberdare, Kenya 1955  Mau Mau Revolt (1st)

On the offensive against Mau Mau guerrillas in Kenya, General Sir George Erskine swept Nairobi (Operation Anvil, 24 April 1954), then launched 10,000 troops against a reported 2,000 rebels to the north in the Aberdare Forest. Operation Hammer yielded only 99 killed and 62 captured but was quickly followed by another offensive further east on Mount Kenya (6 January–11 April 1955).

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