KENYA: Background

Against the barbaric savagery of the Mau Mau, Kenya's Britons fight back with the efficient weapons of the 20th century, and occasionally with a passion that matches that of their attackers. Last week, while the R.A.F. blasted the Nyeri forests with 1,000-pound bombs, which were supposed to scare the Mau Mau out of their hidden lairs, British justice took up the subject of two overzealous officers accused of matching the Mau Mau's cruelties.

In Dar es Salaam, capital of the neighboring British protectorate of Tanganyika. 19-year-old Brian Hay ward and a handful of African 'troopers under his command were found guilty...

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