National Geographic : 1938 Sep
AFRICA ON PARADE SHINING FIREMEN'S HELMETS, AUTHORS' GIFTS, ADORN THE LAMIDO'S HORSEMEN Well-supplied with presents were Mr. and Mrs. Thaw when they entered the remote kingdom of Rei Bouba. Ice cubes and phonograph records amazed the emperor. © National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by Lawrence Thaw CHAIN MAIL SUCH AS THE CRUSADERS WORE APPEARS ON REI BOUBA DRAGOONS Iron armor of the Middle Ages filtered from Mediterranean shores into the heart of the Cameroons across 2,000 miles of desert and jungle. How, is still a mystery.