George Stewart Symes

In 1931 George Symes succeeded Sir Donald Cameron as governor of Tanganyika, a territory severely hit by the worldwide economic crisis. Symes combined necessary retrenchment with administrative reform, and strongly supported his predecessor's policy in native administration or, as he preferred to call it, local government.

He wrote Tour of Duty which detailed his military career as well as time as a colonial administrator

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