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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by MeyundEdlich » 22 Nov 2017 13:34

Hi Tanzania, hi all, here we go. Which German commander was born in Saarland’s secret capital?

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 Nov 2017 15:04

Would that be the "Löwe von Afrika",
Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck
(1870 in Saarlouis)?

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Post by MeyundEdlich » 22 Nov 2017 17:53

... and 100 points go to Aarhus :thumbsup:

Yes, Saarlouis is called Saarland's secret capital and paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was born there. It's your turn now.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 Nov 2017 20:23

Thanks from Aarhus, the capital of Jutland :lol:
Let's see if this lasts a bit longer...
Looking for a road which has changed names sevetal times since it was constructed, lies on an island which has also changed names a few times. Originally the road had a german name. Was changed to sound more english but now has a "new" german name.
Any of the names of the road will do!
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Tanzania » 27 Nov 2017 19:00

Hi Waleed
Truly, not a simple question presented in a poetic form. Now I have all the criteria for all colonies through: road construction; German name; former German island.

Togo = No island
Cameroon = No island
Southwest Africa = shark island / Shark island, but no German street name
Tanzania = Mafia Island, but no German street name
South Sea = Many, many islands; but no clear German names
Tsingtao = No island, but German street name

I think you must us give a `small´ broad hint.
“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. . . . All History was a
palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Nov 2017 05:27

Ok Tanzania

Broad hint :)
30.000 years ago - First people there. 3.000 years ago - The local Population of the area arrived. 1600s - The dutch set foot there.
1700s and several times during the 1800s the french try colonizing the island. After failed french attempts the germans succeed. After WW1 Australian and during WW2 Japanese. Then back to Australia and finally part of an independent state.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by stulev » 28 Nov 2017 13:24

Island might be New Britain or New Guinea main island WWI chronology could make it only German new guinea - as for road????

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Nov 2017 15:45

Hello stulev
Hmmmm, don't like the "Britain" part...but you're on the right track and close!
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Tanzania » 29 Nov 2017 20:19

Hi Waleed,
your explanations fit (also?) on Bougainville Island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bougainville_Island . http://bougtours.com/1800-2/ . But I didn´t found actual German street names?
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palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 29 Nov 2017 22:04

Well Tanzania, you too are very very close. The island in question is mentioned in the article, actually both german/english names
are there!
A street I would consider as something "short" in distance and confined to a town or village... "The streets of New York". The one in question is a road and long... "all roads lead to Rome". The french word "chaussée" or english "highway" would be more fitting for what I'm looking for ;)
That's two good hints for now, more will follow if needed :)

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by GregSingh » 01 Dec 2017 00:52

Hi, are you thinking of Boluminski Highway ?

Also known as Kaiser-Wilhelm-Chaussee and East Coast Road...
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 01 Dec 2017 02:06

Jawohl das stimmt GregSingh - all 3 are correct!
Yes, the German Administrator Franz Boluminski and his highway on the island of Neumecklenburg or New Ireland. I like the idea of it regaining a historical "german-english" name in honour of, not the Kaiser but the man behind it.
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Post by GregSingh » 01 Dec 2017 10:52

A train station in one of German colonies... Name the town, please.
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Tanzania » 06 Dec 2017 09:05

Hi GregSingh,
this picture and question looks rather easy on first glance, but it’s not´. Very good question!
The photo shows not an art nouveau or neo-Renaissance building style, like train stations in GSWA or in Tsingtao. The, at that time existing buildings in Togo or Cameroun seem too small to me. But even the biggest stations in GEA looked different. (Kigoma, Tabora, Kilossa, Morogoro) The train station in Mwanza looks similar, but was built later by the Brits.
To be honest, I have currently no idea. But I keep searching.

Cheers Holger
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by GregSingh » 06 Dec 2017 23:58

I'm sorry if I misled you. Although planned, that building did not exist before 1914. :cry:
Photo is most likely from late 1920's when French completed the rail line to that town (in 1927).

Now you probably know the answer!
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