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One of Britain's Seven Campaigns: War in the Cameroon

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I. THE BATTLE OF JAPOMA BRIDGE. OCTOBER II14 SENEGALESE TIRAILLEURS CLAM- 4. A NAVAL 12-POUNDER IN ACTION IN THE CAMEROON: AN ARTILLERY SECTION OF BERING UP THE DESTROYED BRIDGE BY ROPE LADDERS UNDER A HEAVY FIRE. THE MUSUKA-DSCHANG COLUMN DURING THE ENGAGEMENT AT SONG DONERA . HONOURIN(, A DEFENDER OF THE EMPIRE IN TROPICAL AFRICA: A NAVAL FUNERAL IN JANUARY LAST. AT DUALA ON MARCH 5. 5. PART OF THE HEADQUARTER STAFF OF THE CAMEROON EXPEDITION ON FIRE- 3. THE R.AMC TO THE RESCUE: DOCTORS AND STRETCHER-BEARERS ADVANCING UNDER BRIGADE DUTY: EXTINGUISHING A BLAZE NEAR A MAGAZINE FULL OF DYNAMITE FIRE TO BRING IN A WOUNDED OFFICER NEAR HARMAN’S FARM ON MARCH 4. AND GUN-COTTON.


The British E ,ure is carrymng on at least seven different campaigns against the Germans in various parts of the world. apart fronm naval operations and occasional frontier ncidents One of these camoaigns is that in the Cameroon. of which few details have yet reached the pubtic. A brief official statemlent was made in the Noose of Lords recently by I ord Lucas. who said ” In Northern Cameroon combisned British and French forces, operating respectively front Northern Nigeria and the Chad military territory, are


dealing with German strongholds in the Mandara Hills and on the Benue River. On the remainder of the Nigeria-Cameroon frontier there were numerous minor encounters.’ Illustration No 3 shows “Lieut.-Colonel Statham and Captain Booth fetching in Captain Maclaverty, of the Nigerian Artillery, who was lying in the open wounded during the action at Harman’s Farm on March 4. They were under a hot fire until the Germans realsed that they were doctors “- mraniio (Cupyrghtid w the EldI St.diki nad Laudsai -i



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