German Colonial Uniforms Website

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Post by Chris Dale » 21 Dec 2007 13:47

Thank you, glad it's interesting for you. There's plenty more updates coming soon!
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Post by Chris Dale » 12 Jan 2008 13:16

I've uploaded new pages to the website http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk covering brief histories and unit descriptions for The German Colonies, German East Africa, German South West Africa, German West Africa (Cameroon and Togo), The German Pacific Colonies, The Imperial German Navy and The German Marine Infantry - Seebatallione. Whereas previously the pages on historical background only contained information relating to the First World War, these updates include information on the German Colonies from their founding in the 1880's up to their demise in 1918, in line with the recent uniforms page updates on this website. I am hoping in future to add more "brief history" sections to cover other German overseas actions throughout the whole of the imperial period. As the focus of the website is mainly to study the uniforms of these forces rather than go into great detail about their battles or organisation these pages will remain only a brief synopsis with relevant links where possible to external websites containing more in depth information. As usual thank you very much to all the forum members who have helped with information for these pages and please me know if you spot any mistakes....

There's also a few more minor updates on the website including reviews of two excellent books, the third volume of the series "Imperial German Uniforms and Equipment 1907-18" by John Somers, and General von Lettow-Vorbeck's "Reminiscences of East Africa. Both are highly recommended.

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Post by Chris Dale » 26 Jan 2008 23:17

I've uploaded a new page to the website http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk covering the South African Free Corps.
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Post by Chris Dale » 05 Mar 2008 00:20

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk . The updates include more pages and updated versions of old pages on the German and Austrian forces assisting the Ottoman Empire in the First World War and also on the German forces in Togo. As usual any help spotting errors on these pages or adding more useful information is always welcome.
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Post by Chris Dale » 04 Apr 2008 22:39

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk . The updates include photographs of a Südwester made from hessian cloth and edged in red for the Schutztruppe of Cameroon, and some new photographs of a 10.5cm Königsberg Gun. These photographs were in the collection of William Thomas Clegg AB RN who served on the HMS Vengeance in East Africa during the First World War.
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Post by Stabsveterinär » 06 Jul 2008 22:07

Hello gentlemen,

I am proud to announce you the opening of a DSWA section on my website http://www.chevaulegers.com

Please follow the link http://www.chevaulegers.com/militaria/m ... afrika.htm

You will find here photos and the beginning of an original diary of an Alsatian belonging to DSWA Schutztruppen from 1904 to 1914. For the moment the translation from the written old german is only into current german and french, sorry. I wil do my best to add an eaglish translation too.

Enjoy!

Stabsveterinär

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Post by Chris Dale » 30 Sep 2008 11:18

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk , these updates cover Austro-Hungarian overseas expeditions.

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Post by Chris Dale » 08 Oct 2008 01:13

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk , this time there's a new page on the Seebatallion khaki uniform.

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Post by Chris Dale » 23 Jan 2009 23:48

I've added loads of updates since I last posted in this thread. Among them are more photos of DSWA artillery, bayonets, headdress cockades and a large private collection of colonial uniforms. There are also new pages on the uniforms of naval auxiliaries in the colonies and Germans in the Shanghai Volunteer Corps as well as lots of small updates to existing pages. See www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk

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Post by Chris Dale » 07 Apr 2009 23:09

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk , this time there's a new page on Medals worn in the colonies and by overseas troops. There's also been some recent updates to the sections about the German East Asian forces. There'll be more coming in that section soon.
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Post by Chris Dale » 21 Oct 2009 14:15

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk , this time there's pages on uniforms worn by the German Army Officers Seconded to Togo and New Guinea, uniforms of the German Red Cross in the colonies and a new page of period photographs showing the Schutztruppe and other overseas troops in uniform, mostly from unpublished collections.
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Post by Denny Craine » 28 Nov 2009 17:06

Chris,

I have read with great interest your colonial German website. Firstly what a great site and full of fantastic information well done!

Secondly would you know where you can buy or source these uniforms and equipment? As i would like an example of a German East Africa uniform to go with my other Imperial German uniforms that i have put together.

Cheers. And kee pup the good work!

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Post by Chris Dale » 30 Nov 2009 00:31

Hi Denny,
Welcome to the forum and thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed reading the website! I'm sorry not being a collector myself I don't know the best places to go looking for these things, apart from the obvious answer of Ebay...
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Post by Chris Dale » 15 Mar 2010 00:23

I've added more updates at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk , this time there's lots of new pages on Bayonets used in the German colonies and overseas.

There's also been loads of other updates recently including updated pages on Schutztruppe uniforms, photos from the Rastatt Military History museum, book reviews and more....

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Post by Blitzkrieg » 19 Aug 2010 16:38

I wish ask if about REPRO and historical reenactement, there are international sellers or shop on line where it is possible can find german colonial uniforms and others items ( fieldgear, etc.).
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