Deutsch SudWestAfrika

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Deutsch SudWestAfrika

Post by verdun16 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:35 am

dear Friends
an interesting photo taken in Berlin during 1903.
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Re: Deutsch SudWestAfrika

Post by Steve Nick » Sun May 17, 2020 6:04 pm

That's an interesting photograph.

A cavalryman with an infantry rifle. Guess there were no carbines to hand?

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Post by aicusv » Mon May 18, 2020 11:53 am

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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Post by Zebedeus » Sun May 24, 2020 1:34 pm

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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Post by leutwein » Mon May 25, 2020 1:40 am

Hello all,

on the backside is written that the picture was send on 2nd January from Swakopmund and arrived on 13th February 1905 (!!) in Coblenz.

You can see brother Paul.

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I´m always searching for pictures of members of the colonial german troops.

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