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In 1914 there were three Schutztruppe commands, one in each of the German colonial regions in East, West, and Southwest Africa. Schutztruppe formations were organizationally never a part of the army or navy. German military law and discipline applied to the Schutztruppe. Shown here, Schutztruppe Askari Flag Carrier, German East Africa, 1906

Askari flag carrier of the Schutztruppe, the African colonial armed forces of imperial German East Africa,

General von Lettow-Vorbeck, shortly after his surrender ended the East African theatre of the First World War, circa 1918. From the Humphrey Winterton Collection, Northwestern University Library

General von Lettow-Vorbeck, shortly after his surrender ended the East African theatre of the First World War, circa From the Humphrey Winterton Collection, Northwestern University Library

German Colonial African Troops

Discussions on all aspects of the German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions.

A German soldier and an Askari in Cameroon, around 1900 - Stock Image

A German soldier and an Askari in Cameroon, around 1900 - Stock Image

Osprey Men-at-Arms 379 - Armies in East Africa 1914–18

Osprey Men-at-Arms 379 - Armies in East Africa

Donde muere mi caballo, muero yo. Guerra de Marruecos, 1859-1860.

Ferrer-Dalmau, Augusto Where My Horse Dies, I Die (Moroccan War), 1859

A Schutztruppe colonial soldier poses with his rifle while stationed in German Southwest Africa. 1904.

A Schutztruppe colonial soldier poses with his rifle while stationed in German Southwest Africa.

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