The Last Frontier: The White Man's War for Civilisation in Africa

The Last Frontier: The White Man's War for Civilisation in Africa

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The Last Frontier: The White Man's War for Civilisation in Africa

The Last Frontier: The White Man's War for Civilisation in Africa

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We have witnessed one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of the world. In less than a generation we have seen the French dream of an African empire stretching without interruption from the Mediterranean to the Congo literally fulfilled. French imperialism did not end, as the historians would have you believe, on that September day in 1870 when the third Napoleon lost his liberty and his throne at Sedan. The echoes of the Commune had scarcely died away before the French empire-builders were again at work, in Africa, in Asia, in Oceanica, founding on every seaboard of the world a new and greater France. In the twoscore years that have elapsed since France's année terrible her neglected and scattered colonies have been expanded into a third empire--an empire oversea. She has had her revenge for the loss of Alsace-Lorraine by forestalling Teutonic colonial ambition in every quarter of the globe: in China, in Australasia, in Equatoria, and in Morocco the advance of the German vorlopers has been halted by the harsh "Qui vive?" of the French videttes.

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