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Wrong described pictures

Post by Tanzania » 16 Feb 2017 10:39

1916 British Naval expedition Lake Tanganyika armoured cars tank plating rifle mounted machine gun East Africa (???)
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Re: Wrong described pictures

Post by Tanzania » 26 Feb 2017 09:41

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PHOTO 1 – The title of the following picture is:
“After the Capture of Fort Namina by British South African Police: A Native Soldier on Guard at One of the Entrances”
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PHOTO 2 – The title of this photo below is also:
“Capture by a British Force under General Northey on the night of June 2-3: Fort Namina – A General View.”
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Original Source: http://www.illustratedfirstworldwar.com ... -0008-001/#
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Both photos shows the German Fort Bismarckburg at Lake Tanganyika, not Fort Namema (Not Namina!),which existed also,
but approximate 130 kilometres to the East south-east direction. Bismarckburg was occupied by General Northey, 8. June 1916.
Namema, (named after a village 300 meters to the East which exists up today) was a stony barren hill without station buildings.
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Comparison to PHOTO 1 with the approximately equal perspective:
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Original Source: Captain Langham Part I: Memories of 1914-1918 Campaign, page 59.
http://www.nrzam.org.uk/NRJ/V2N1/V2N1.html
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Comparison to PHOTO 2 with the approximately equal perspective:
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Original Source: Captain Langham Part II: Memories of 1914-1918 Campaign, page 84.
http://www.nrzam.org.uk/NRJ/V2N4/V2N4.htm
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Another bigger perspective is shown below before the Great War.
After 1914/15 the buildings in the foreground were removed to ensure free lines of fire.
http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankf ... 9_0094.jpg

Cheers Holger
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Re: Wrong described pictures

Post by danebrog » 27 Feb 2017 14:10

The real Fort Namema on the stony barren hill
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Re: Wrong described pictures

Post by Tanzania » 01 Mar 2017 08:57

Oliver, thanks for this supplement.

Interesting the confusing with the name of Fort Namema.
The German opponents called in English and Afrikaans the location Namina. Below is the
Map-section with the correct name, Fort Namema, on Namema Hill, near Namema village.

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