Most people are aware of French, Belgian and British troops on African soil during WW I, as those countries have a lasting influence here if only for their languages left behind. But far fewer people are aware that German troops had a large garrison in Kamerun (modern-day Cameroon). The Allied forces of Belgium, Great Britain and France defeated the German forces on the African Continent by February of 1916 and forced their evacuation to, and eventual interment on, Spanish Guinea (Modern-day Equatorial Guinea). The majority of the soldiers fighting for the German Army were African. Look closely at the pictures below and you will see a tribute to the “German” Soldiers.
The Inscription on the monument is in German and reads;
“The Brave Defenders of Germany’s Honor. The Imperial Protection Force for Cameroon.”