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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 31 Jul 2010 19:42

Carl Benz, Wilhelm Maybach but the photos I found where they looks older and this guy is young!
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 01 Aug 2010 06:41

Hello
Nikola Tesla! (Tesla Pardubice)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 02 Aug 2010 21:52

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Wireless station, Kamina, Togo
Tesla turbines, demolished in the night of 24/25 August 1914

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 03 Aug 2010 11:13

Hello Henk

100% Score, congratulations!!

I am not sure if the turbines had their origins by Tesla, as I meant the principle basics by wireless transmission of signals, but.....

Seems, for the next questions I have to look for exotic places at exotic places :D

But now its up to you, Henk

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 04 Aug 2010 09:45

Hello Olav,

It’s amazing to see that remnants of the turbines have survived for nearly a century…

More about Kamina: Telefunken-Zeitung 16 (July 1919)
http://www.radiomuseum.org/forumdata/us ... v1_v10.pdf

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In 1910 the ‘Deutsches Forschungsunterehmen Kairo-Kapstadt’ announced the intention to cross Africa with two Büssing trucks, setting out from Cairo in July 1911 and expecting to reach Cape Town some 16 months later.

At about the same time, a British party planned to undertake a similar automobile journey in the opposite direction. However, probably because of the increased war threat during the Moroccan crisis, both initiatives had to be withdrawn.

The proposed nine members of the German team brought an array of military, technical and scientific expertise to the expedition. The leader was a young artillery lieutenant, who, for other reasons, became rather well known in Germany during the 1920s.
Who was he?

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 09 Aug 2010 19:28

I know…, it’s a not-so-easy question…

I’ve been searching for years to trace scanty records of this early Cairo-to-Cape motoring initiative. I’m in good company. Already in 1911, diplomats of the British Foreign Office faced difficulties in finding relevant information.

An example: so far I didn’t find clear information on the colonial background (probably GEA) of ‘Amtsrichter’ Gustav Lacmann from Colmar and/or ‘Regierungsassessor’ Ferdinand ten Brink from Forbach, who were supposed to participate in the Africa expedition…
(Any ideas..?)

But back to my question…

In 1924 the proposed leader headed an expedition to Persia to establish a German settlement….

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 21 Aug 2010 17:09

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Before his ill-fated experiment in Persia, he was engaged as an army captain in the realization of volunteer land-settlement projects in Germany. These had a military structure and were aimed at encouraging a will to work amongst the many unemployed, demobilized soldiers who had returned in defeat from the World War I and felt disconnected from civilian life.

Particularly his first settlement at Völpke was well known at the time...

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 23 Aug 2010 17:44

the Völpke hint was most helpful
never heard before

Very, very tricky, Henk


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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 24 Aug 2010 10:41

Hello Olav,

Yes, you found the answer: Detlef (or Detlev) Schmude

See: http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/mbl/Biografien/0401.htm

Schmude was also a principal member of the Ordo Novi Templi (Order of the New Templars), one of the ariosophic organizations that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

You may now take us to one of those exotic places that you had in mind…

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 26 Aug 2010 13:47

The Schmude Story is as interesting as strange

But now

There were some remarkable small actions beneath the major fights in Africa
This was the place of a spectacular belgian defeat

Name the Place and the Names of the Officers in charge

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Mischa » 27 Aug 2010 12:31

danebrog wrote:Name the Place and the Names of the Officers in charge


Hello danebrog,
I have to poor sources, so I mean it may be in Kahe, Moschi, Taveta, Moi ... und in vielen anderen :milwink:
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 28 Aug 2010 11:33

Kahe, Moschi, Taveta, Moi ... und in vielen anderen


Allright, but: it was a belgian defeat (under really particular circumstances)
This in mind the opportunities are fairly reduced

Last but not least it should not be too easy :wink:

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Henk » 02 Sep 2010 18:59

Intriguing question…

Is this the place…??

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[In September 1914 captain Max Wintgens raided Idjwi in Lake Kivu with a fleet of canoes and captured the Belgian military outpost in the extreme south of the island]

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 03 Sep 2010 11:19

Hello Henk

thats wrong, but you´re on the right track
Hint: look after a later Date

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by danebrog » 17 Sep 2010 09:39

Hint: Anno Domini 1917 - and far behind british and belgian lines

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