German Colonial forces in Africa pre ww1

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German Colonial forces in Africa pre ww1

Post by The Desert Fox » 17 Mar 2003 10:01

I am interested in wargaming in this period and have purchased a number of fine german marine figures from "Pulp Minatures". Apart from some information found on the "Mark Copplestone" minature and wargaming site I have found little information on the german colonial period and its armed forces.

Can anyone suggest any good net sources of information on the german colonies in africa and the armed forces which governed them?

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Post by Mike R » 18 Mar 2003 06:20

Ooohhh boy! I have a nice b & w picture of colonial German troops in East Africa. Only problem is I'm back at home this week while the picture is down at school. I'll post it in a week or so when I get back.

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Post by The Desert Fox » 19 Mar 2003 10:28

Thanks much appreciated Mike.

Having some sucess in tracking some information down, but any more offered by anyone is appreciated.

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Post by Peter H » 19 Mar 2003 12:05

Here's a German website on the German colonies.Photos galore:

http://home.t-online.de/home/deutschland14-18/kolonie.htm

And Cameroon:

http://home.t-online.de/home/deutschland14-18/kam14-16.htm

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German Shutztruppe in East Africa and links to other Colonial units:

http://miniatures.de/html/ita/1914-schutztruppe.html

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Post by The Desert Fox » 26 Mar 2003 11:31

Many thanks Moulded.

Much appreciated.
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Post by Olivier Palardy » 26 Mar 2003 17:36

This site is extremly complete concerning german colonies:
http://www.deutsche-schutzgebiete.de

You even have a section on the uniforms.

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Post by Chris Dale » 23 Apr 2004 17:23

My Website at http://www.sacktrick.com/igu/germancolonialuniforms/ might be of interest. It covers German Colonial Uniforms 1914-18.
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