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Le Cameroun Francais; un hommage a la France des anciens sujets Allemands du Cameroun... 1916. Creator: Unknown

Le Cameroun Francais; un hommage a la France des anciens sujets Allemands du Cameroun... 1916. Creator: Unknown


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Le Cameroun Francais; un hommage a la France des anciens sujets Allemands du Cameroun... 1916. Creator: Unknown

Le Cameroun Francais; un hommage a la France des anciens sujets Allemands du Cameroun. Le 2 juin 1916, a garoua, deux puissants sultans et leur suite font leurs adieux au colonelBrisset qui rentre en France ayant complete la conquete militaire du Cameroun par la conquete morale des indigenes. 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII. La Guerre Juillet, Aout, Septembre, Octobre, Novembre, Decembre 1916"

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Cameroon Colonel Lillustration Military Commander Sultan Victorious Victory Cameroonian


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Le Cameroun Francais; un hommage a la France des anciens sujets Allemands du Cameroun

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is a captivating photograph from the First World War era, taken in 1916. The image, which is part of the "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII. La Guerre Juillet, Aout, Septembre, Octobre, Novembre, Decembre 1916," depicts a poignant moment in the Kamerun Campaign, as two powerful Cameroonian sultans and their retinue bid farewell to Colonel Brisset, who had recently completed the military conquest of Cameroon through a moral victory over the indigenous population. The photograph captures the essence of the colonial era, with the European military commander standing tall and proud amidst a sea of African faces. The sultans, dressed in their traditional regalia, are shown paying their respects to the victorious French colonel, their expressions a mix of resignation and admiration. The background is filled with an array of black and white figures, all watching the scene unfold with a sense of curiosity and anticipation. The image is a powerful reminder of the complexities of colonialism and the ways in which it impacted both the colonizers and the colonized. It also highlights the role of military conquest in shaping the political landscape of Africa during the early 20th century. The photograph is a testament to the enduring legacy of the First World War and the profound impact it had on the world, particularly in Africa. Despite the uncertain origin of the creator, this photograph remains a valuable historical document, offering a glimpse into a pivotal moment in the history of Cameroon and its relationship with France. The image is a poignant reminder of the past, a reflection of the present, and a harbinger of the future.

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