Undaunted, he built a small hospital in Lambarene, then French Equatorial
Africa, from what had been a chicken coop, and worked there until his death in 1965.
Africa was a large, landlocked area with a relatively small population, which had been the semi-fiefdom of private companies under French colonial rule and became a semi-fiefdom under barely competent military men after independence.
When World War II broke out, as part of the WAFF, units of the Gold Coast Regiment took part in the 1940 Allied invasions of Vichy-controlled French West Africa and French Equatorial
Chapters III, IV, and V examine the development of European medical practices in German East Africa, French Equatorial
Africa, and British Uganda.
Gabon is in western Central Africa, and in Schweitzer's lifetime was part of French Equatorial
Anatolia (Turkey), Algeria (Numidia), Cambodia (Kampuchea), Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ho Chin Minh City (Vietnam), Saigon (South Vietnam), Iran (Persia), Iraq (Mesopotamia), Libya (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica), France (Gull), Myanmar (Burma), Mali (Sudanese Republic), Moldova (Moldavia), Namibia (South-West Africa), Central Africa Republic Chad (French Equatorial
Africa), Korea South and North (Choson), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tokyo, Japan (Edo), Taiwan (Formosa), Thailand (Siam), Tanzania (Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia); St.
France, the other big winner, got much of West and Central Africa--all the way from Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Benin (all these territories were then called French West Africa), to Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville (forming French Equatorial
Africa), to French Somaliland (modern Djibouti) in the northeast, and Madagascar in the southeast.
Author and doctor Schweitzer established a hospital in Lambarene (now in Gabon) in 1913, what was then French Equatorial
HL: My dissertation focused on French post-colonial military policy in former French Equatorial
Africa, particularly with regards to the creation of the building of national armies and defense planning.
His ads in November-December began to list the many minerals he obtained, including dioptase from "French Equatorial
Africa," tarbuttite crystals on matrix from Northern Rhodesia, and many others.
These valiant soldiers from the metropolitan France and from every corner of overseas France, young men from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, sons of French West Africa and French Equatorial
Africa, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean ...
After joining the Department in 1947, he served overseas in Germany, Denmark, Iraq, Belgium, French Equatorial
Africa (where he helped introduce baseball to children), Somalia and Burundi.