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.

Cheers
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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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Chris

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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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