Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

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Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by Tanzania » 25 Aug 2020 13:08

Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

I could still explain why the man is waving around so hectically, but what is that at the other end of the lanyard?

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Online Source (Page 17):
https://www.journalbelgianhistory.be/nl ... 18_1_2.pdf

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Re: Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by danebrog » 11 Jan 2021 00:26

The man isn´t waving, he pulls a lanyard. With the piece in the background, I would guess an early mortar, probably Schneider or St. Chamond.
Compare the german counterpart in DeS

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Re: Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by Tanzania » 11 Jan 2021 11:54

danebrog wrote:
11 Jan 2021 00:26
The man isn´t waving, he pulls a lanyard. With the piece in the background, I would guess an early mortar, probably Schneider or St. Chamond.
Compare the german counterpart in DeS
Hi Oliver,
The translation for the German word “Abzugleine” is also a bit difficult to transfer into English.

Here a Belgian trench mortar in East Africa; - but looks a little different though.

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Re: Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by danebrog » 11 Jan 2021 15:54

:D :D :D Ach, Holger...
Do I really have to remind you now what a motley mix of weapons all the colonial troops entered the war with?
Or what kind of effort we both made to determine the almost 80 or so pieces of artillery of the imperial Schutztruppe in DOA?
Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do the same for the Belgian Force Publique...although that could certainly be very exciting.. 8-)

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Re: Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by danebrog » 11 Jan 2021 16:05

The similarity with the Krupp mortar is striking, however.
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Re: Africa campaign – Picture without caption?

Post by Tanzania » 22 Jan 2021 09:04

Hi Oliver,
Sorry for late reply; -haven´t seen that you send a 2nd post on the same day.
danebrog wrote:
11 Jan 2021 16:05
The similarity with the Krupp mortar is striking, however.
I do not know this mortar; do you have details about this antique?
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