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Mimi and TouTou go to War: Centenary of the Battle for Lake Tanganyika

Organising a lecture for for The Battlefields Trust because Battlefields matter.

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The Battlefields Trust

We preserve historic battlefields to develop educational and heritage use

Charity Registration No. 1017387


Battle for Lake Tanganyika
Mimi and Toutou Go To War
A lecture and sandwich lunch 
Wednesday 17th February 2016 
Hosted by 
The Fusiliers Museum London in the 
Officer's Mess of The Royal
Regiment of Fusiliers 
HM Tower of London. 
In what was truly a World War, a campaign was waged in the heart of Africa, thousands of miles from the North Sea and the Western Front. The Kaiser's ships dominated the waters of Lake Tanganyika, on the western flank of Oberstleutnant von Lettow-Worbeck's troops in German East Africa. 

A small force of Royal Naval vessels was sent to give battle; in the course of a  deployment lasting fourteen months, the actions of this little flotilla resulted in the capture or sinking of all the German vessels without the loss of a single RN officer or rating, leaving Britain and her Belgian ally in control of the Lake.  The actions even inspired a major film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn!

Tim Stoneman is a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides who left the RN in 2007 after 35 years as a warfare officer.  He has a wide knowledge of naval conflict, and has been guiding tour groups on battlefields for many years, both whilst in uniform and since retiring.

Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust) and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.

In order for you to be receive a pass allowing you access to the RRF Building inside the Tower of London and be included in the catering you must book at least 48 hours before the event.

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  • Talk - 17 Feb 2016 Centenary of battle for Lake Tanganyika