The British and French have overrun most of the German colony of Kamerun. The garrison of Mora is the only German force left in the colony. This northern outpost has been under siege since shortly after the war’s start in 1914. Now Major Ernst von Raben, German commander at Mora, accepts the inevitable and agrees surrender terms with the Allies.
Raben and his European officers will be interned in Britain. The terms for his African soldiers are generous. Not merely are they allowed to return to their homes unmolested but, at Raben’s request, the British also pay their back wages.
Kamerun, Togoland, and South West Africa are all now in Allied hands. With Germany’s Pacific colonies also overrun, unconquered German East Africa is all that remains of the Kaiser’s overseas empire.
images source (The Illustrated First World War)