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When the First World War started, Great Britain immediately attacked the German colonies in Africa, and conquered three of the four colonies in lightning campaigns. Only German East Africa (modern-day Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda) withstood the British attacks and held out for the duration of the war. The defence of German East African was organized by Colonel (later General) Lettow-Vorbeck. After the war Britain and France divided Germany's African empire between them.

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4TH BATTALION KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA, FIRST WORLD WAR - Kilimanjaro: The Lost History http://africanencounters.blogspot.com/

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German East Africa, 20 Heller 1916, Tabora. Me. J. 724b. Ritter, special list

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Tanzania 1984 Civil Aviation SG 406 Fine Mint

Tanzania 1984 Zanzibar Revolution Fine Used SG 396 Scott 238 Other Tanzania Stamps HERE

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2.95" gun mounted on board ship. German East Africa. GUN MOUNTED BOARD SHIP…

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Out of Africa: The incredible tribal fashion show inspired by Mother Nature

...the sole creation of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley. • Pictures by Hans Silvester (Rapho/Camera Press) from the book Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Silvester, published by Thames and Hudson Read more:

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