National Geographic : 1941 May
Where the Komba and Tomine Rivers Meet Stands the French OutpostofKoumbia Here resides the district commissioner, who supervises a territory larger than Connecticut. From a similar outpost, Fort Lamy, inFrench Equatorial Africa two thousand miles due east, a "Free French" army set out last January to raid and burn Murzuch, in ItalianLibia. The tree inforeground isawild flowering cassia. The bloom resembles wistaria in shape, but is bright yellow.