Brief History
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. British Togoland was administered from the neighbouring colony of Gold Coast. In fact, after a 1956 plebiscite, British Togoland was amalgamated with the Gold Coast colony at Independence in 1957.
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British Togoland Map
Map of British Togoland
Historical Togoland
National Archive Togoland Images
Further Reading
Our Days on the Gold Coast, in Ashanti, in the Northern Territories and the British Sphere of Occupation in Togoland
by Lady Elizabeth Clifford

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