Brief History
British Cameroons
Carriers, Southern Zone
Originally a German colony, the British and French invaded the colony at the outbreak of World War One and quickly subdued it. They agreed to divide the territory between them. This division was confirmed by a League of Nations Mandate after the war. It was quite an odd shape not actually being contiguous. They were referred to as the Northern and Southern Zones. Both of them were administered from the neighbouring colony of Nigeria. In 1954 both parts were joined to the Nigeria colony. However at independence only the Northern part remained with Nigeria, the Southern part joined the Republic of Cameroon.
British Cameroons Flag
Map of British Cameroons
Bamenda Hospital
British Cameroons Images
National Archive Cameroons Images
Administrators of British Cameroons
1916 - 1961
Links about British Cameroons
Get In Get Out And Get Away
A National Serviceman recollects his posting to the British Cameroons just as it was about to be awarded its independence.
The Social Structure of a Mambila Village
A very detailed M.A. Thesis from 1956 about a tribe in the British Cameroons area.
Suggested Reading
Cameroon Trilogy
by J M Gill

Old Bill in the Bush: A Cameroon Trilogy
by J M Gill

Mission to the British Cameroons
by Robert O'Neill

No Telephone to Heaven: From Apex to Nadir - Colonial Service in Nigeria, Aden, the Cameroons and the Gold Coast 1938-61
by Malcolm Milne

West African Passage: A Journey Through Nigeria, Chad and the Cameroons, 1931-1932
by Margery Perham

Nowhere Near Greenland
by Barry Weightman

A Saharan Sketchbook: A Memoir of a Journey in an Africa of Yesterday
by Ollivia Willes

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