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The Battle of Tanga by Martin Frost. The Germans are on the left, the British on the right. Image in public domain.

The Battle of Tanga by Martin Frost. The Germans are on the left, the British on the right. Image in public domain.

  • German colonial forces, led by General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, defeat the British at the Battle of Tanga. Lettow-Vorbeck would prove to be a formidable General; he won every battle he fought, and his campaign in East Africa was Germany‚Äôs longest of World War I; Lettow-Vorbeck did not surrender until November 25, 1918, two weeks after armistice.
  • Great Britain and France formally declare war on Turkey
  • Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • The Belgian Government rejects Papal mediation