Battle of Kilosa

The Battle of Kilosa was fought during the East African Campaign of World War I. It was an example of a successful pincer movement which encircled the isolated British column.

Battle of Kilosa
Part of East African Campaign
Result Decisive German victory

German Empire

British Empire
Commanders and leaders
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck unknown
450 1,200
Casualties and losses
31 killed
22 wounded
101 killed
233 wounded
866 captured


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