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"To obtain all we must risk all."
(Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, My Reminiscences of East Africa)

Germany declared war on Portugal in March 1916. The Lusitanian country had entered the conflict in late February, alongside the Entente. Portugal’s contribution to the conflict in Europe was minimal, but was significant for the German colony of East Africa which, from then on, was officially surrounded by the enemy.
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