Herero-Hottentot Rebellion 1903-1907

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Herero-Hottentot Rebellion 1903-1907

Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:17

Some recent articles about this rebellion in German South west Africa(1903-1907),and the German response,concluding "it was the first genocidal war of what was to become a genocidal century".

http://content.miw.com.sg/LifeStyle/Mil ... 030221.asp

http://content.miw.com.sg/LifeStyle/Mil ... 030228.asp

A bit harsh on the Kaiser's regime?

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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:20

General Lothar von Trotha,commander of the 20,000 German Sud West Afrika Expeditionary Force 1904.Eventually over 80,000 Germans would serve in the campaign.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:23

German Volunteers...Nach Afrika.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:25

More of Trotha's men.Lettow-Vorbeck also served in South west Africa.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:30

German camel troops:
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:31

Shipping off captured Herero's.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jul 2003 12:36

All for nothing...by 1915 German South West Africa was no more.

Photos...retreating German troops destroying railway;General von Heydebreck surrenders to Botha.
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Post by Lord Gort » 28 Jul 2003 13:05

Did not the war in Sotuhwest africa turn into a romantic guerilla war with the germans fighting on after the armistice?

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Post by Durand » 28 Jul 2003 13:21

Hallo,

Moulded, the material is really first rate. My hat off to you, sir. I particularly like the image of the troops mounted on camels.

Does anyone know of any lengthier treatments (books or articles) on the subject of the rebellion?

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Post by walterkaschner » 28 Jul 2003 20:39

Hi Durand!

There is a very detailed (and IMHO somewhat confusing) chronological history of Namibia (which includes the Herrero and Nama wars of resistance) in both English and German on Dr. Klaus Dierks' website at

http://www.klausdierks.com

It also includes several interesting photos. Hope this is some help. Regards, Kaschner

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Post by Durand » 28 Jul 2003 20:58

Hallo Kaschner,

Thank you for the information on the website. I have as of yet only looked through the first page of the chronolgy pertinent to the era, but it is interesting and it is helpful. I will be going back for more.

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Post by Peter H » 29 Jul 2003 03:03

Lord Gort wrote:Did not the war in Sotuhwest africa turn into a romantic guerilla war with the germans fighting on after the armistice?


No,the capital Windhuk was captured on the 20th May 1915 and the last of the German forces surrended on the 9th July 1915 at Tsumeb.This was a force of about 4,000 Germans still at large in the north of the colony.
Botha ended up deploying some 50,000 South Africans in the fighting in SWA.

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