Naval Intelligence Division: Handbook of Portuguese Nyasaland. London, Admiralty War Staff Intelligence Division 1917
8vo. pp. 250, 12 photographic plates, folding map at rear, original blue cloth with flap and stud fastening, gilt lettered. The Naval Intelligence Division prepared a series of geographical handbooks for the armed forces in the period 1917-1922.
Dated September 1917 this guide covers part of Mozambique and part of Angola. Routes marked on the sketch map correspond with detailed itineraries based on earlier travellers’ accounts. Facing the title is the legend: “This book is the property of H.M. Government. Its contents are not to be communicated either directly or indirectly to the Press, or to any person not holding an official position in H.M. Service.” This has been over-stamped ‘cancelled’, and our copy was sold by HMSO.