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Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri (colour litho)

Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri (colour litho)


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Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri (colour litho)

2807820 Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri (colour litho) by Tofani, Oswaldo (1849-1915) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri. The battle was fought between the French and their colonial troops and the army of the Sudanese warlord Rabih az-Zubayr in what is now northern Cameroon. Mort du Commandant Lamy. Illustration for Le Petit Journal, 19 August 1900.); © Look and Learn

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Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri - A Glimpse into Colonial Warfare

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. This photo print, titled "Death of Major Lamy at the Battle of Kousseri" offers a poignant visual representation of a significant historical event. The battle depicted took place in what is now northern Cameroon and pitted French colonial troops against the formidable army led by Sudanese warlord Rabih az-Zubayr. In this vividly colored lithograph, we witness the tragic demise of Major Lamy, a brave French commander who valiantly fought on horseback amidst the chaos and turmoil of warfare. His life was cut short as he fell victim to a fatal shot fired during this intense confrontation. The image captures not only the brutality and violence inherent in armed conflicts but also serves as a reminder of imperialism's impact on African nations during this period. The presence of French soldiers alongside their African tirailleurs highlights both collaboration and exploitation within colonial military structures. This artwork originally appeared as an illustration for Le Petit Journal in August 1900, providing readers with an insight into one aspect of France's imperial endeavors. It stands as a testament to the sacrifices made by individuals like Major Lamy while shedding light on larger themes such as power dynamics, cultural clashes, and territorial conquests. As we gaze upon this striking image, let us reflect upon its historical significance and remember those who lost their lives in pursuit of dominance on foreign soil.

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