CAMEROON: Free France Headquarters in Africa. (1940)

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Free France Headquarters in Africa. French troops travelling to local village on patrol.

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DOULA, CAMEROONS. FRENCH WEST AFRICA

GV De Gaulle’s Headquarters/in front. SV Chamber of Commerce. “1927 – 1928 ‘Chambre de Commerce'” on building. CU Sign:- ‘Le huit octobre mil neuf cent quarante Le General De Gaulle Chef de la France Libre A Installe ici en terre francaise son grand quartier general.’ SV transport lorries. GV Pan boats travelling up river. BV Boats travelling up river. LV native kids in water. CU native kids in water. GV Travelling up river. SV Undergrowth on bank pan to river. SV Man paddling boat. SV Officers wave pan to native village.

ORIG. NEG.

GOOD SCENES. LV Sentry on guard outside camp. SV troops entering carrying food (?) CU plates of food. SSV soldiers picking bananas off a pole. SSV soldier walking towards hut past trees. LV towards line of soldiers through undergrowth. SSV line of soldiers. SV soldier carrying another across stream from boat pan to others in boat. SBV men in boat being pulled ashore. CU paddle through water. SV men stepping out of boat. (?) SBV boat up river. SV setting out food on pier pan to others in boat. CU Pan of undergrowth in river pan to men in boat.

Exiles; Military – Active; Cameroon; Colonialism
Background: Free France Headquarters in Africa. French troops travelling to local village on patrol.

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