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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.

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.

The Lion of Africa, officer and gentlemen, General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck undefeated commander of Imperial German Forces in Africa.

The Lion of Africa, officer and gentlemen, General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck undefeated commander of Imperial German Forces in Africa.

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