Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885–1918

Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885–1918 cover

Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885–1918

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Germany's 30–year colonial episode in Africa, the Pacific, and her enclave in China is a relatively unexplored aspect of the country's history. Under the 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 support from the Imperial Navy's Seebataillone. This book explains the organization and the operations in these colonies, including an account of the Herero campaign in Southwest Africa. Illustrated with rare photos, and with color plates detailing the uniforms of German and native troops alike, this is an authoritive description of the garrisons manning the German colonies.

Table of Contents

Historical introduction /Chronology /Organization, uniforms, equipment and weapons of: Schutztruppe (Cameroons, German East Africa, German South-West Africa) – Colonial officials and staff – Colonial police forces /Native troops in German colonies (Africa, China, New Guinea, Samoa) – the East Asia Regiments /the Imperial German Marines /Bibliography / Plate commentaries /Index

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Published 20 Aug 2013
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780961644
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 490
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Walsh

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