National Geographic : 1922 Oct
TRANSPORTING A NAVY THROUGH JUNGLES OF AFRICA 355 THE "MIMI" AND "TOU-TOU" STRIP FOR ACTION The first naval engagement and British victory on Lake Tanganyika took place on December 26, 1915, and lasted ten minutes. The banks were lined for miles with excited natives, who left their inland villages and flocked to the coast to see a sight forever memorable in their lives. After the victory, they rushed to greet the commander, and trickled sand into their hair as a sign of respectful submission (see text, page 358). THE FUNERAL OF THE ENEMY DEAD AFTER THE FIRST BRITISH VICTORY ON THE LAKE The bodies from the Kingani were wrapped in canvas and buried by the British with full naval honors. Picked troops were put on guard over the graves for some time afterwards, lest some of the native soldiers should revert to cannibalism. There were no British casualties.