Monument Aux Morts (Memorial to the dead) | Douala | Cameroon
aux morts memorial was erected to the glory of the French
soldiers who died during the Kamerun Campaign that took place in the
actual Cameroon from August 1914 to March 1916. The Kamerun Campaign
was a colonial war. The campaign ended in a defeat for Germany and
the partition of Kamerun colony between France and Britain. Very few
Germans fought against very few British, French and Belgians: it was mainly Africans who fought against each other. On both sides, white
officers commanded black troops.
Embed on the
memorial one can read A La Memoire des militaire et Marins
Francais et Allies Tombes au champ Dhonneur pendant ca campagne du
Cameroun - To the memory of the French soldiers and Allies that
fell during this Cameroon campaign”.