Album containing 125 prints depicting the West African Frontier Force in the Cameroons during the First World War. Photographs include the advance of General Dobell's forces towards Dchang along the course of the Northern Railway in the last months of 1914; 1st and 2nd Battalions, Nigeria Regiment and Nigerian artillery during the campaign and the use on of a 12-pounder naval gun from HMS CHALLENGER including the gun at Dchang fort on 25 December 1914. Also covered is the British use of a captured German shunting locomotive nicknamed 'Microbe'. There are also a number of group and portrait photographs of named British officers. Locations along the railway covered by photographs include: Susa station (including defences - trenches and barbed wire entanglements); Nlohe station and bridge (rebuilt by the Royal Engineers); Soppo station; Buea (Government House); Duala (base hospital, railway yard, King's palace); Japoma bridge. Also photographs of French Senegalese infantry on the march along the Janude Road. Other interesting photographs show Red Cross waggons for sick and wounded on the Midland Railway and Royal Engineers setting up a wireless station at Duala. There are also two loose prints, one of which shows a group of Eton school boys. The collection is completed by a 1915 Christmas card from the Royal Engineers serving with the West African Expeditionary Force at Duala.
Brown spineless album wih gold and red detail at the spine and corners. Black and white prints mounted onto cream album pages with handwritten annotations in black ink. Christmas card with blue, white and red braid and black and white photograph adhered inside. One loose pint and one pieve of brown card with prints mounted on either side.