The Guinean Campaign (1908)


In this book, Luis Monteiro Nunes da Ponte (1884-?), a Portuguese army officer, civil engineer, and former civilian governor of the city of Porto, describes his military expedition of 1908 to Guinea (present-day Guinea-Bissau). Nunes da Ponte focused primarily on the regions of Bissau, Bolama, Oio, and Cuore and described the challenges likely to face Portuguese colonization in the region. Portugal claimed Guinea as early as 1446, but until the late 19th century it administered the territory as part of the Cape Verde Islands colony. Portuguese control was limited to a few port cities. At the turn of the 20th century, Portugal began a campaign to expand its control of the country from the coast into the interior. The Portuguese struggled to dominate the interior and local tribes continued to resist colonial rule until 1936. Guinea became independent in 1974 and took the name of Guinea-Bissau.

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Empreza Guedes, Porto, Brazil


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A campanha da Guiné (1908)

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108 pages ; 23 centimeters

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