Dear Arrsers, Have just seen an episode of Globe Trekker, entitled Kenya, on foxtel. The presenter, one Estelle Bingham, was taken by a local guide to meet a Mau Mau "veteran" who resides in "one of the caves from where they waged the war that resulted in independence from the British Empire". The guide informed young Miss Bingham that one of the activities engaged upon in this hive of patriotic resistance was the construction of "bamboo guns". Miss Bingham turned to the camera and said in all sincerity "So bamboo guns defeated the British Army". Correct me if I am wrong, but a) my reading indicates that the Mau Mau were comprehensively flogged in the field , and b) their only military successes involved murdering and mutilating isolated settlers, and like so many "freedom fighters" since they sh@t themselves when opposed. I think this revisionist take on history is starting to become absurd, and I believe Miss Binghams' cultural background may have "coloured" her view of history. Or maybe I am an Antipodean redneck. Your thoughts appreciated.