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African soldiers and British officers of the West African Frontier Force, 1914 (c)

Photograph, World War One, West Africa (1914-1918), 1914 (c).

During the First World War, the West African Frontier Force took part in the occupation of the German Kamerun (Cameroon) in 1914-1915. The experience gained during this campaign, in difficult terrain against stubborn resistance, subsequently made the West Africans a valuable reinforcement to the British forces operating against General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck's army in East Africa.

From an album of 175 photographs, 1914-1915, compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel H B Holt.

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NAM. 1976-03-54-50


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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