Battle of Rumbo

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Battle of Rumbo
Part of the East African Campaign
Date2–10 August 1917
LocationRumbo, German East Africa
Result British-Portuguese victory
 German Empire  British Empire
Portugal Portugal
Commanders and leaders
German Empire Georg Gabriel Von Munthausen  (POW) British Empire Albert Thyle
Portugal Frederico Ryot
2,500 men 6,000 men
Casualties and losses
1,500 killed
600 captured
386 killed and some wounded or missing

The Battle of Rumbo was fought during the East African Campaign of World War I.


  • Chisholm, Hugh (1922). The Encyclopædia Britannica, The Twelfth Edition, Volume 2. New York: The Encyclopædia Britannica Company, LTD.