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an interesting photo taken in Berlin during 1903.
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That's an interesting photograph.
A cavalryman with an infantry rifle. Guess there were no carbines to hand?
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This is a great photo. The Schutztruppe were mounted infantry. They rode to battle but fought on foot, they were not cavalry. Very interesting campaign. Check out this site http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk
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very nice photo. Have you try to decipher the writing on the back? I read "Schwakopmund" which is a city in namibia and the date 13 Feb. 1903.
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on the backside is written that the picture was send on 2nd January from Swakopmund and arrived on 13th February 1905 (!!) in Coblenz.
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I´m always searching for pictures of members of the colonial german troops.