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Second Battle of Jaunde
Part of the Kamerun Campaign in World War I
Date9 October 1915 - 1 January 1916
LocationArea around Jaunde, German Kamerun
Result Allied occupation of Jaunde
Belligerents

United Kingdom British Empire

  • Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg British Nigeria

France France

  • France French Equatorial Africa

German Empire Germany

  • Flag of Deutsch-Kamerun.svg German Kamerun
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom General Charles Dobell
Strength
8, 000[1]

The Second Battle of Jaunde involved the successful British and French assault on the German capital of Jaunde during the Kamerun Campaign of the First World War. After the failure of the First Battle of Jaunde during the summer of 1915, the bulk of Allied forces had retreated to the Kele river. Following the Second Duala Conference where Allied commanders discussed the situation, it was decided that another assault should be attempted. Although the columns surrounding Jaunde were not in effective communication with one another, on 1 January 1916, British forces under Colonel Georges occupied the capital. By this time it had been abandoned by the German troops who had fled to the neutral Spanish colony of Rio Muni. This Allied victory signaled the end of German resistance in Kamerun apart from the Siege of Mora which would continue for another few months.

Notes[]

  1. O'Neill 1918, p. 62.

References[]

  • Burg, David F., and L. Edward. Purcell. Almanac of World War I. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, 1998.
  • Dane, Edmund. British Campaigns in Africa and the Pacific, 1914-1918,. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919.
  • O'Neill, Herbert C. The War in Africa and the Far East. London: London Longmans Green, 1918.
  • Strachan, Hew. The First World War. Vol. I: To Arms. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Coordinates: 03°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517

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