The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby stulev » 01 Aug 2017 11:24

The Marshall Islands - all north of Equator except Nauru which is to the south. Occupied in 1914 by Japanese except Nauru which was occupied by Australia - handed over to those countries after Treaty of Versailles.

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Postby Tanzania » 01 Aug 2017 12:14

Good Point. I had to look for myself first, where the islands started and stopped and where the Equator ran along.
But as far as I can see, the equator runs a few hundred Kilometres south of the borders, then and now.
karte-3-180.jpg
Original Source: https://www.welt-atlas.de/datenbank/kar ... -3-180.gif
bkklde32.jpg
Original Source: http://images.zeno.org/Brockhaus-1911/I ... klde32.jpg
Maybe you have other, further information?
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Postby stulev » 02 Aug 2017 11:55

That is true - but Nauru is not part of the Marshall Islands today it was handed over to Australia after WWI and Japan got the rest of the Islands(whitch became today's Marshall Islands) ... If you look at a list of German post offices in the German Marshall Islands you will find Nauru. Your German map above shows Nauru(upper left box) at 0.30S

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 02 Aug 2017 20:08

Hi stulev,
Thanks for your explanation.
As far as I interpreted you; - you stated that the Equator touched German-Guinea. This is absolutely correct!
The Equator runs 1914 nearly 3000 kilometres through that German territory, - but only through water!
Nauru is a 21 square kilometres oval-shaped island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located 55.95 kilometres south of the Equator. Original Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru

Also the Northernmost Island of the Kaniet-Island-Group which belongs Bismarck Archipelago, don´t touched the Equator.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westliche ... iet-Inseln
What I mean; - A German Colony with more than 150 km mainland through the Equator.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 11 Aug 2017 09:51

Which German Colony touched (from 1911 to 1919) the Equator?

Neu-Kamerun / New-Cameroun. From 4. 11. 1911, 150 km of the territory were on the equator. This most-southern
extension, of the so-called `Sangha-Point´, should provide a connection to the Congo River. However, economic
and administrative development couldn´t be achieved in the three years leading up to the beginning of the Great War.
Further background information: https://archive.org/details/neukamerundasvon00rittuoft . http://www.reichskolonialamt.de/downloa ... g_3567.pdf
Kamerun 1911-1919.jpg
Source: Das deutsche Kolonialbuch, Hans Zache, Berlin / Leipzig 1925
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Here is the reference to a very interesting documentation about a recovered photo album of a participant of the expedition,
which defined the borders of New Cameroon in 1911/12 as well as a search on site from the photographer Andréas Lang.
Andréas Lang auf den Spuren deutscher Kolonialgeschichte in Kamerun
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/deuts ... 68848.html
Here the direct link to the original map of the Border regulatory commission:
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/images/carte ... at1012.jpg
Below, an very impressive photo from Andréas Lang search on site.
» . . . Screenshot of the German suspension bridge in the jungle of Cameroon . . . «
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Source: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/images/tages ... at1012.jpg
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 31 Aug 2017 18:01

Next question: Which Person, in which Colony is shown on the left side of the lower photo?
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Chris Dale » 06 Sep 2017 14:48

I have no idea, but I'm very curious...

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 06 Sep 2017 15:20

Me too!
Is it a bavarian order he is wearing?

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 06 Sep 2017 16:49

Hi Chris, Salaam aleikum Waleed,

The person with this famous face and impressive high of 2,15m is:
King (Mtmemi) Yuhi Musinga V of Rwanda (1883-1944), time of recording, German East Africa.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuhi_V_of_Rwanda

Picture source:
https://www.google.de/search?q=king+mus ... GQsqJhXL1M:

The title of this photo in a German book is:
“King Musinga in German uniform, to demonstrate his support of colonial power, 1915.”

About details of the uniform I have no idea.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Chris Dale » 06 Sep 2017 18:47

Sorry we didn't get the answer, but thanks for providing it. Very interesting...
And yes Waleed, it does look like a Militär-Verdienstkreuz- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_ ... s_(Bavaria)
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 09 Sep 2017 10:10

It seems to be the picture below shows the same uniform from Musinga. However, the colours of the subsequently
coloured photograph do not look quite realistic. Or was there really light blue uniform; even if it was probably a phantasy
uniform? Unfortunately, I found no explanation of the photo-proof on the first pages of the below mentioned book.

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Source: https://www.amazon.com/Defeat-Only-Bad- ... B00AUDVQT6
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Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Sep 2017 17:20

I've been looking high&low on the net
for more info on medal and uniform.
Have come across a few hints here and
there and apparently Musinga did receive
gifts in the form of odds and ends and
textiles from the germans but never wore
them. Later it was repeated by the new
rulers, the belgians. One of the gifts was
a light blue uniform with gold braid... 8O
wondering if this is what we see.
If so the images must be from after the
germans left.

Still looking for the medal, but belgian
now :thumbsup:

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Postby Tanzania » 17 Nov 2017 15:36

Which German Colonial pioneer was buried here? (I covered the name on the photo.)

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