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MIMI AND TOUTOU GO FORTH: THE BIZARRE BATTLE FOR LAKE TANGANYIKA

Synopsis

At the start of World War One, German warships controlled Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa. It was the longest lake in the world and of great strategic advantage. In June 1915, a force of 28 men was despatched from Britain on an epic journey. Their orders were to take control of the lake. To reach it, they had to haul two motorboats with the unlikely names of Mimi and Toutou through the wilds of the Congo.