© Frank Kitson 1960First published 1960 by Barrie and Rockliff (Barrie Books Ltd.) 2 Clements' Inn, Strand,London W.C.2Printed and bound in Great Britain byRobert Cunningham and Sons Ltd.Alva, Scotland
Many people have helped me to produce this book and I should like toacknowledge the help I have received from them. I cannot mention themall by name but I should like to record my gratitude to certain individuals.First I must acknowledge the great debt I owe to the officer who wasresponsible for my going to Kenya in the first place. Had it not been forhim I would have missed the two best years of my army service and therewould have been no book to write. I only discovered a few months agothat the officer concerned was Major J. Harington, D.s.o.,
Next I should like to thank Lt.-Colonel R. D. Poole for suggestingthat I should write the book and for putting me in touch with a publisherwho was prepared to show me how to present my story.My particular thanks are due to the Hon. A. G. Samuel, Mr L. A.Ullstein and the staff of Barrie and Rockliff for their never-failingguidance during the whole time I have been producing the book. Thebusiness of handling an amateur author is an art in itself and I fully realizehow lucky I was to fall into the hands of such experts.I should also like to thank Lt.-Colonel T. C. Sinclair,
forreading the manuscript and for many helpful suggestions. His helpthroughout has been invaluable.I owe a special debt of gratitude to Miss D. Poland for checking theproofs. Not only did she carry out this unrewarding task with speed andefficiency but she also helped me by doing a number of other tiresome butnecessary jobs in connection with the book.Finally I should like to thank all the Europeans and Africans whoworked with me in Kenya for their help and friendship. This book attempts to tell their story and if it brings their struggles to the attentionof their countrymen it will achieve its purpose.