Prints relating to the service of Commander Alan Wilfred Hughes, Royal Navy Reserve, with the Cameroon Expeditionary Force in 1914. Hughes was captain of HM Steam Yacht IVY, a former British Nigerian Government steam yacht and one of the converted gunboats of the Niger Flotilla which was involved in operations against Duala, German Cameroon (Kamerun) in September 1914. Kamerun was successfully occupied by Anglo-French forces. In 1922 a League of Nations Mandate created French Cameroun and the British controlled Northern and Southern Cameroons.
Includes: German Governor's house and other buildings damaged by shellfire from HMS CHALLENGER in Duala; Royal Navy Marksman (or Lightfoot) class destroyer leader HMS KEMPENFELT (G12); portrait of Commander A W Hughes RN; scenes at Kribri; French trenches at Kribi; Gunboat DWARF; HMSY IVY including a portrait of its signalman with pet Chimpanzee and the 'Marconi' room on board; native soldiers; railway bridge at Yakima partly blown up by the Germans; arrival of Sir Frederick Lugard, Governor-General of British Nigeria, into Duala after its capture by Anglo-French forces.