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Angola

An Italian postcard map of central and southern Africa with insets for New Guinea and Kiautschau, China, with the colonies of Italy, Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Text:
Il tramonto dell'impero coloniale tedesco The sunset of the German colonial empire
Reverse:
Censura sottoprefettura Terni del 25-5-17 Censorship of the Terni sub-prefecture 25/05/17
Logo: IPA CT Gromo
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Added stamped text:
Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.
Collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang / Bavaria.

An Italian postcard map of central and southern Africa with insets for New Guinea and Kiautschau, China, with the colonies of Italy, Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Image text

Il tramonto dell'impero coloniale tedesco

The sunset of the German colonial empire



Reverse:

Censura sottoprefettura Terni del 25-5-17 Censorship of the Terni sub-prefecture 25/05/17



Logo: IPA CT Gromo

130



Added stamped text:

Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

Collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang / Bavaria.

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Angola was a Portuguese colony in west Africa during World War I. Although Portugal declared its support for the Entente Allies on August 7, 1914, and Portuguese and German troops clashed along the border between the Portuguese colongy of Mozambique and German East Africa, there was little hostility along the lengthy border Angola shared with German Southwest Africa.

Within Angola, German agents incited tribal hostility against the Portuguese.

After former Portuguese King Manuel II called for the suspension of activities to return him to power, Germany declared war on Portugal on March 9, 1916, as did Austria-Hungary a week later.

About 100,000 Portuguese troops fought in Africa and on the Western Front.

Angola is a colony in Africa.