1905 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA – GERMANY … HERERO WAR … [19694]

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1905 (Mar 20) Stampless picture postcard endorsed Feldpost entitled Ovambo-Neger auf der Reise (Ovambo natives on the move) to Kiel from German soldier cancelled Windhuk /Deutsch Sudwestafrika cds & with Kiel (23 Apr) arrival cds …………………………………………………………………
This war commenced 12 Jan 1904 the result of disgruntlement among the indiginous tribes people & Samuel Maharero the chief of the Hottentot tribe killling123 German soldiers & settlers near Okahandjar & initially with Germany only having 766 troops the upper hand was with the tribesmen until Germany drafted in 14,000 additional troops under General Von Trotha who was completely & utterly ruthless & had by Mar 1908 virtually destroyed the indiginous tribes people.

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