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Honour - Cameroons 1914


Date - 1914 
Type -  Combined Operations
Conflict - World War 1; 1914-18

 
Description

Cameroon was a German colony on the west coast of Africa whose boundaries had been agreed between Germany, Britain and France. Germany maintained a powerful wireless station there to maintain contact with warships in the South Atlantic.

Following the outbreak of war, an Anglo/French/Belgian force of about 4,500 landed to attack Douala the capital. The Germans sank ships in the river to form a barrier but this failed and Douala was captured. They continued with the intention of capturing the entire colony.

Within a few weeks about 1,200 Germans had been captured but it took until Feb-1915 to clear the Germans from all the townships and allied control fully established.

 

 
 
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This page last edited - 15 January, 2013.

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