New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

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New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

Post by Thomas Morlang » 24 Apr 2008 17:29

Yesterday a new book dealing with the indigenous soldiers of the German colonial troops was published:

Thomas Morlang, Askari und Fitafita. "Farbige" Söldner in den deutschen Kolonien, Ch. Links Verlag Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-86153-476-1


Table of Contents

Vorwort 7

Experimentierphase 1885 –1891
Von den Privatarmeen der »Schutzbriefgesellschaften«
zur staatlichen Kolonialtruppe 10

Abdulcher Farrag (* um 1864, † 1896) 17

»Schwarze Landsknechte«
Westafrikaner in der Polizeitruppe von Togo 23

Fare Napo (* um 1882, † nach 1980) 26

»Behufs Dekorierung von Schwarzen«
Auszeichnungen zweiter Klasse 38

»Die ärgste Landplage«
Afrikanische Söldner in Kamerun 42

Mebenga m’Ebono alias Martin Paul Samba (* um 1875, † 1914) 51

»Eingeborene Soldaten«
Hilfstruppen in Deutsch-Südwestafrika 61

Mbadamassi (* um 1883, † ?) 70

Jenseits des Treue-Mythos
Die Askari in Deutsch-Ostafrika 72

Kleist Sykes (* 1894, † 1949) 76

Eine Art von Streik
Meutereien afrikanischer Söldner 93

»Diebe fängt man am besten durch Diebe«
Polizeisoldaten in Deutsch-Neuguinea 97

Wehible (* um 1890, † nach 1972) 102

»Schade um das Geld«
Söldner aus der Südsee in Ostafrika 114

»Tunlichst Häuptlingssöhne«
Söldner in Mikronesien 117

James Gibbon (* 1828, † 1904) 122

»Vorzüglicher Korpsgeist«
Fitafita und Leoleo in Samoa 128

Afamasaga Maua (* 1872, † 1918 / 19) 133

»Weniger wertvolles Menschenmaterial«
Die »Chinesenkompagnie« in Kiautschou 137

Überlebensstrategien
Söldner nach dem Ende der deutschen Kolonialherrschaft 147

Chari Maigumeri (* um 1893, † nach 1953) 149

Anhang
Anmerkungen 163
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Re: New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

Post by Chris Dale » 25 Apr 2008 13:17

Hi Thomas,
I'm very much looking forward to reading what sounds like a very interesting book.
What's the best way to buy it online?
Cheers
Chris

PS It's OK, I've just found the answer at Amazon.de
http://www.amazon.de/Fitafita-%C2%BBFar ... 143&sr=1-1
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Re: New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

Post by Chris Dale » 05 May 2008 01:45

I've got my copy and it's excellent. It tells the story of the African and Asian troops under German command. It's so rare to hear their side of the story- highly recommended!

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Chris

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Re: New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

Post by murama » 01 Jul 2018 02:52

Der Sir,
Does this book includes Rwandans who served in WW1? How can I get it?
Thank you,
Israel Ntaganzwa,
New York

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Re: New book dealing with the Askari and Fitafita

Post by Chris Dale » 01 Jul 2018 20:03

Hello Murama,
It does not specifically study those from Rwanda but does study askari soldiers recruited in German East Africa in general. The book is in German.
It is available from amazon - https://www.amazon.de/Fitafita-%C2%BBFa ... 143&sr=1-1
All the best
Chris

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