Battles - The African Wars
This section of the site at present contains details of two battle fought on the African Front, at Sandfontein (in September 1914) and at Tanga (in November the same year).
It was at Tanga that the burgeoning reputation of German commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was first established.
Lettow-Vorbeck went through the entire war with the unusual distinction of never being on the losing end of a battle.
Additional entries will be added periodically.
|Battle of Sandfontein||Opened 26 September 1914|
|Battle of Tanga||Opened 3 November 1914|
Observation balloons were referred to as 'sausages'.
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