Tom von Prince

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Chris Dale » 04 Jan 2009 00:20

Hello Tagati,

Welcome to the Forum.

Thanks for the piece of information, details like that bring history to life.

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Sesshomaru » 23 Oct 2009 18:48

Hi!
I came in here by pure chance, doing some research about Bwana Sakkarani. I visited his grave in Tanga/Tanzania and can offer some photos. If you are interested, write an e-mail to abaastan@gmx.de, no charge. By the way, does anyone know, what sakkarani really means? In German literature it is always translated as 'fearless'.

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by SkilledCooper » 15 Sep 2011 16:18

Hi Guys,

I have come across this forum while researching about Von prince's wife, Magdalene. I work for a company that owns a ranch (in Taveta, Kenya) on which an infamous baobab http://www.flickr.com/photos/38577759@N06/6073738808/ tree stands. Legend has it that when Von Prince was killed, she armed herself and went to this tree where she sniped at British forces close by, http://www.flickr.com/photos/38577759@N06/6073205341/taking out almost 30 (this figure varies) to avenge his death.

Different accounts of her eventual capture/escape abound, and i would love any info that can collaborate this legend.

Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for reviving a very old thread (seems like ages since '03!)

Cheers,

Kariuki

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Chris Dale » 19 Sep 2011 14:35

Hi Kariuki,

Welcome to the Forum! :welcome:

I'd never heard that interesting story before, the only reference I have found of her is that she wrote a book,"Eine deutsche Frau im innern Deutsch-Ostafrikas" in 1903, updated in 1905 and 1908, so I guess that wouldn't tell the story either. I wonder if any other readers here have heard of her?

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Alexderome » 19 Sep 2014 00:15

Taveta was the only britisch land where the german imperial flag could float.
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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Tanzania » 19 Sep 2014 08:26

I still found some older pictures from him.

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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by danebrog » 29 Sep 2014 12:27

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Autograph "Tom von Prince" 1906

Post by arche-foto » 03 Apr 2020 10:16

I have an autograph by Tom v. Prince.

The postcard showing his house on his Sakkarani plantation. Maybe an original drawing.

He writes that he has just returned from Europe. Probably the reason for the trip was that he was raised to the nobility. He signed with "von Prince".


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Re: Tom von Prince

Post by Chris Dale » 03 Apr 2020 16:43

Amazing, thanks for sharing!

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