Battle of Mufilo

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Battle of Mufilo
Part of Portuguese campaign against the Ovambo (1904-1907)
Sargentos de marinha expedicionários 15 de Maio de 1907.jpg
Portuguese marine sergeants of the expeditionary force sent to fight the Cuamatos (photo taken in Lisbon on 15 May 1907 by Joshua Benoliel)
Date 27 August 1907
Location Southwest of Portuguese Angola
Result Portuguese victory
Belligerents
Flag Portugal (1830).svg Portuguese Empire Ovamboland flag.svg Ovambo
Commanders and leaders
Alves Roçadas Sihetekela
Strength
2,299 men 20,000 men
Casualties and losses
15 killed
55 wounded
Unknown

The Battle of Mufilo (Portuguese: combate de Mufilo) was a battle occurring on 27 August 1907, in the southwest of Portuguese Angola, during the Ovambo resistance to Portuguese colonization.

Bibliography[edit]

  • René Pélissier, Les Guerres Grises, résistances et révoltes en Angola (1845–1941), Éditions Pélissier, Orgeval, 1978.

Coordinates: 16°48′00″S 14°59′00″E / 16.8°S 14.9833°E / -16.8; 14.9833