The Battle of Lai began 21 August 1914 in Chad during the First World War in the village of Lai, then capital of the district of Logone in the south. A German column from German Kamerun, led by Captain Von Duhring attacked the village of Lai, defended by Captain Jeanjean. After a bitter fight, the French were driven from Lai and the village was occupied by the Germans. They remained there until the 1st of September 1914.
- Jean Malval, Essai de chronologie tchadienne (1707-1940), Éditions du CNRS, Paris, 1974.
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