Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885–1918

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Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885–1918

Description

This book tells and illustrates the little-known story of Germany's 30-year episode as a colonial power in Africa and the Pacific, and her enclave in China. Under the ambitious young Kaiser Wilhelm II, rivalry with the old colonial powers saw the protectorates originally established by trading companies transformed into crown colonies, garrisoned by the newly raised Schutztruppe with emergency support from the Imperial Navy's Sea Battalions. This book explains their organization and operations, including the horrific 1904-07 Herero campaign in Southwest Africa. It is illustrated with rare photos, and with color plates detailing a wide variety of the uniforms of German and native troops alike.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780961668
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 490
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Walsh

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