During the First World War, Josef Mambo (center of photo) was serving as a sergeant in the German Army. He was born in Tanga in East Africa before his family moved to Germany in 1897.

Sgt. Mambo was wounded twice - once in Russia and once at Verdun in France. He was one of many Africans who fought for the Kaiser during the war.


stuka f

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I know that picture, but not the story.
Here is a pic of a African NCO in the Belgian Congo army, it is a early period picture.
Don't remember where I copied it no story either....


stuka f

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Like this one too; East African (Askari) Nember of the Lettow-Vorbeck Freikorps in Munich (May 1919)