September 1939

Cameroons Coast Campaign

Volume 23, Issue 3

THE seizure of the German Cameroons coast by combined British and French forces attracted little attention in the Autumn of 1914. Other more important situations held public attention: German minelayers in the North Sea; raiders deviling British trade along the sea-lanes; and the armies at grips in France. What with the commotion at home, one had neither time nor inclination to study an operation both remote from the theatre of war and very similar in many respects to those that British forces had been pursuing during a past century of colonial expansion.

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