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Battle of Bafilo

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Battle of Bafilo
Part of the Togoland Campaign in World War I
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Togoland, 1914
Date13 August 1914
Bafilo, Togoland
Result Minor German victory

France France

  • France French Dahomey

German Empire German Empire

  • Togoland

The Battle of Bafilo was a skirmish between French and German troops in Bafilo, northeastern Togoland on 13 August 1914 at the beginning of the First World War. French forces first crossed the border between French Dahomey and Togoland on 8 or 9 of August 1914. French units in northeastern Togoland came into contact with German ones on 13 August in the districts of Sansane-Mangu and Skode-Balfilo. After some light fighting, the French company retreated after facing resistance stronger than they had expected.[1]

Although this was technically a victory for German forces, it did little to stall the Allied advance and by the end of August the colony was surrendered to the Allies.



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Other articles of the topic World War I : Harold D. Shannon, List of people associated with World War I, Charles Wister Groff, George Johnson (supercentenarian), Participants in World War I, Chester Thomas O'Brien, Battle of Henin
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Coordinates: 9°21′N 1°16′E / 9.350°N 1.267°E / 9.350; 1.267

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