The campaign in West Africa during the Great War is overshadowed by the more famous fight agains the elusive German genius of guerilla warfare, Gen. von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa. This account by the British Commander in West Africa, redresses the balance. Gorges describes the Anglo-French invasion and occupation of Togoland, Germany’s west African colony, and the more difficult and protracted operations against the German Cameroons – on land, as well as at sea. It took the Allies until January 1916 to eliminate German resistance and chase the remaining German forces into neutral territory. Profusely illustrated with maps, 191 photographs , and four appendices listing officers serving, orders of battle etc.
GREAT WAR IN WEST AFRICA
Full account of a forgotten campaign of the Great War – the successful allied operations against German Togoland and the Cameroons in West Africa. Profusely illustrated with 191 photographs.