The German `Navy´ 1914 - 1916 on Lake Kivu / Ruanda / GEA

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Re: The German `Navy´ 1914 - 1916 on Lake Kivu / Ruanda / GEA

Post by Tanzania » 14 Jul 2020 15:25

Here is a `straggler´ about the motor boat “Bodelschwingh” on Lake Kivu.

The German historian Dr. Michael Pesek has two original reports from the German side in his blog
implemented, in which the "Bodelschwingh" is one of the protagonist, even if it was not mentioned by name.


Bericht über Eroberung eines Motorboots auf dem Kivu-See
(Report on conquering a motor boat on Lake Kivu)

I. Über die Wegnahme eines belgischen Stahlbootes und Gefangennahme seiner Besatzung.

II. Ueber das Abschießen eines belgischen Einbaumes und seiner Besatzung am 18. September 1914
durch das Motorboot der Marine-Abteilung des Kivu-Sees.
http://bwana-lettow.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... boots.html


Bericht über die Besetzung der Insel Idjiwi (Kivu-See), 24.9.1914
(Report on the occupation of the island of Idjiwi (Lake Kivu), September 24, 1914)
http://bwana-lettow.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... insel.html

Cheers Holger
“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. . . . All History was a
palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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Re: The German `Navy´ 1914 - 1916 on Lake Kivu / Ruanda / GEA

Post by Tanzania » 09 Aug 2020 15:32

Attached you see first unpublished pictures from the ”Bodelschwingh“ on the maiden voyage
with Pastor Karl Roehl at the wheel and a brother from the `White Fathers´ in Rwanda on board.

Bodelschwingh Jungfernfahrt (1).JPG
Bodelschwingh Jungfernfahrt (3).JPG
Bodelschwingh Jungfernfahrt (4).JPG

With the kind permission of the builder and ship owner:
https://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/wbb ... lschwingh/

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