Tanga Boma

The Germans joined the imperial game late, but one of their most successful intrusions into the Scramble for Africa was in East Africa. From the 1880s until World War One, Tanganyika was a German Colony. To help administer and control the colony, they established 'Boma' such as this one in Tanga. When the British took control of the colony as part of a League of Nations Mandate in the aftermath of the First World War, they often took over the German Boma and literally just changed the flag and the personnel.

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by Stephen Luscombe