Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Timm Haasler » 24 Jun 2009 21:06

Hi Peter,

The place is indeed Tsingtao; the picture below had been taken during the same muster. In the back you can see the entrance to the old "Artillerielager" and behind the gate to the left you can see the Bismarck-Kaserne in the far distance. As the first buildings of Bismarck barracks were erected in 1903 this picture must have been later and not in 1900 or even earlier. The second officer to the left in your picture looks like Meyer-Waldeck, the last German governor of Tsingtao, as off 1911. So this picture might have been taken much later.

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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 25 Jun 2009 08:48

Thanks Timm,well spotted.

The fourth officer from the right looks like Tirpitz but I have no record of him visiting Tsingtao after 1896/1897.

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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Chris Dale » 26 Jun 2009 01:32

Timm Haasler wrote:So this picture might have been taken much later.

I think I've seen this same photo in Werner Haupt's Schutztruppe book, in there I think it has the caption of the last parade of the III. SB, thus dating it to the summer of 1914.

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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 27 Jun 2009 01:14

From the Bundesarchiv.

Said to be Lettow-Vorbeck in Marine uniform around that time.
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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 27 Jun 2009 01:26

These photos were on ebay around three years ago.I can't remember the seller.

Shows German transports moving through the Suez Canal on there way to China.I'm not certain if these photos relate to the Boxer Rebellion period or after because Tsingtao is also shown.
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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 27 Jun 2009 01:32

More.Must have been from a photo album.

Chinese in Tsingtao.
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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 27 Jun 2009 01:34

Docked at Tsingtao
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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Peter H » 27 Jun 2009 01:36

The mandatory execution photo that always seems to be somewhere in these albums.
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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Chris Dale » 27 Jun 2009 13:51

Thanks as usual Peter for bringing some great photos to light...
Peter H wrote: Said to be Lettow-Vorbeck in Marine uniform around that time.
It is indeed Lettow-Vorbeck. Though he served in China as an Infantry staff officer as part of the East Asian Expeditionary Corps, not as part of the Seebatallion/Marines. He commanded the II SB much later, from 1909-13.
Peter H wrote: The mandatory execution photo that always seems to be somewhere in these albums.
I may be wrong here, but they look like Japanese soldiers...

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Re: Pictures of German Troops in the Boxer Rebellion

Post by Timm Haasler » 27 Jun 2009 19:15

Hi Peter,

Thanks for sharing these remarkable pictures, in particular the vessel docked at Pier I at Tsingtau harbor is a very nice picture. I think I can even identify the hulk of the "Moewe" docked at the pier of the German Shipyard in the back of the picture on the extreme right. As Pier I was completed in March of 1904 the picture must haven been taken after that date which excludes that this vessel was used to transport German troops engaged during the Boxer Rebellion.

I like to add another picture from my collection which shows the shooting of Chinese rebels in 1900 near the so-called "Strandlager" at Tsingtau. So again no soldiers of the German Expedition Forces but at least members of the 3rd Seabattalion in 1900.

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Post by Christianmery » 17 Aug 2009 08:00

Is same model bayonet I think ? Very interessant for me and for my article.
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