Battle of Kahe

The Battle of Kahe was fought during the East African Campaign of World War I. It was the last action between German and Entente forces before the German retreat from the Kilimanjaro area. British and South African forces surrounded German positions at Kahe, south of Mount Kilimanjaro. Entente forces inflicted heavy casualties[1] and captured large German artillery pieces while receiving comparably little casualties. German forces retreated from there, further into the interior of the colony.

Battle of Kahe
Part of East African Campaign
Battle of Kahe (Tanzania)
Date18 March 1916
Result British victory

German Empire

 British Empire
Commanders and leaders
Hans Von Kruggenmeyer General Sheppard
200 5000
Casualties and losses
66 killed
20 captured
210 killed


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