Brief History

The port of Walvis Bay was declared to be British territory in 1878 and annexed to the Cape Colony in 1884 when the Germans began to set up a colony in the surrounding area. The German colony was captured in 1915 and became a South African mandate in 1919. It attained independence as Namibia in 1990.

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1915 - 1920
Further Reading
Kariakor: The Carrier Corps: The Story of the Military Labour Forces in the Conquest of German East Africa, 1914-1918
by Geoffrey Hodges

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