The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 04 Jun 2012 00:12

The officer was one most famous commanders of Schutztruppe DSWA

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by DSWA » 21 Jul 2012 18:30

Hi Cristiano

He was Maj.Gen. Erich Franke.

Source: Klaus Dierks Biographies.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 21 Jul 2012 21:00

Hi

Congratulations, correct!

He was lived in São Paulo and in Joinville, Santa Catarina State, South of Brazil, these city and state have stronge german influence because german migration.

Victor Franke leidet zunehmend unter chronisch auftretenden Tropenkrankheiten. 1930 zieht er wegen zunehmender gesundheitlicher Probleme mit seiner Frau zunächst auf ein Landgut der Familie nach Sao Paulo in Brasilien und betreibt in Itajahy eine Mineralwasserfabrik. Später zieht er nach Joinville, muss jedoch bereits 1936 wegen seines stets schlechter werdenden Gesundheitszustandes nach Deutschland zurückkehren. Am 7. September 1936 stirbt Victor Franke im Hamburger Tropenkrankenhaus.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by DSWA » 19 Aug 2012 10:59

Hi all
I guess it is my turn to ask a question?

In WW1 8000 to 10000 horses and mules were shot. Their bones still lie among the dunes
near Swakopmund DSWA. Why were they killed?
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 21 Aug 2012 23:09

Great question... that had me searching around for a while. I had never heard of this before, so I learned something new...

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"Sixteen hundred and ninety five (1695) horses and nine hundred and forty four (944) mules were destroyed near Swakopmund in November / December 1915 on account of a glanders (horse decease) outbreak which occurred amongst South African Union Defence Force animals that had been moved down to the coast in October. "

http://www.namibweb.com/horsegraves.htm

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by DSWA » 31 Aug 2012 20:54

Hi Chris

That`s correct.
The vet that was sent to help was shipwrecked and arrived at Swakopmund 10 days later.

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Post by Chris Dale » 31 Aug 2012 21:59

Thank you for that tale DSWA...

So the question is, in the German Historical Museum in Berlin is this Chinese tunic-

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How did it get there?

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 20 Sep 2012 17:32

Here's a clue. It belonged to Prince Chun of China...

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Post by waldzee » 20 Sep 2012 21:37

Chris Dale wrote:Here's a clue. It belonged to Prince Chun of China...

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presented to the Kaiser on the regret Embassey tour for the murderof Baron Kettering?

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 20 Sep 2012 22:23

Correct, Waldzee!

" In June that year (1901), at the insistence of the foreign powers, the 18-year-old Zaifeng (Prince Chun) was appointed by the Qing court as a Special Ambassador to offer regrets on behalf of the Qing government to Germany for the murder of German diplomat Baron von Ketteler in 1900. In July, Zaifeng left for Germany by sea and met Kaiser Wilhelm II in Berlin in September. He also toured Europe before returning to China, becoming one of the first members of the Qing imperial clan ever to travel abroad."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaifeng,_Prince_Chun

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by waldzee » 20 Sep 2012 22:40

heres an easy one :
Which overseas German pro colonial NASDAP club was dissolved in disgrace, 1939 , by Berlin for the alleged racial impurity of its membership? :o :? ?
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Hint

Post by waldzee » 21 Sep 2012 01:45

Answer in my recent posts... and in this topic...and was the official NASDAP club for a former German Colony[img]
Hint # 2:
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Hint # 3

Post by waldzee » 21 Sep 2012 12:26

waldzee wrote:heres an easy one :
Which overseas German pro colonial NASDAP club was dissolved in disgrace, 1939 , by Berlin for the alleged racial impurity of its membership? :o :? ?
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What do YOU mean I`m not German enough...
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Re: Hint

Post by waldzee » 21 Sep 2012 16:20

waldzee wrote:Answer in my recent posts... and in this topic...and was the official NASDAP club for a former German Colony[img]
Hint # 2:
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Hint #4 Mom was irrestable to a lonely german planter

Post by waldzee » 21 Sep 2012 17:57

waldzee wrote:
waldzee wrote:Answer in my recent posts... and in this topic...and was the official NASDAP club for a former German Colony[img]
Hint # 2:
Traditional__Tattoo_-_back.jpg
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Pix courtesy of Wikipedia (1) & Janes oceania (2)
Sorry Marcus- forgot policy....
No one 's got it?? :idea: Mo'Hints needed??
last hint:
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