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Thoughts on Remembrance Day from Cameroon

African soldiers, WWI, Photo from Bibliotheque Nationale de France

As Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the U.S.) commemorations take place across Europe and North America, the descendants of African soldiers recruited to fight for the imperial forces during the two World Wars also remember service and sacrifice.  These children and grandchildren continue to honor those who served and died, most without any recognition of their service or military pension.

Remembrance Day without Isaac

By Christopher Fon Achobang

Envoys of the German Embassy, British, Nigerian, South African, and Canadian High Commissions and the local administration of Cameroon, represented by the  SDO of Fako Division met in Victoria, now Limbe, to ‘Remember’ the valiant soldiers who fell fighting for the crown of England in both World Wars. This is an annual event celebrated all over the British Commonwealth.

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