June 1938

Naval Africa Expedition, 1915

Volume 22, Issue 2

IN THE British "Official History of the War," the Naval Africa Expedition to Tanganyika received five pages and a map. After all, it was a side-show, and there were only twenty-eight officers and men in its total strength. But when y o u consider that those twenty-eight officers and men transported two fortyfoot motor-boats from Capetown to Albertville, Belgian Congo, over 2,500 miles of railroads and through 700 miles of virtually trackless jungle, and engaged and deefated a superior German naval force on Lake Tanganyika, you begin to realize the greatness of their achievement.

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