1905 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA – GERMANY … HERERO WARS 1903 – 1907 … [19860]

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1905 (Feb 15) Stampless Feldpostkarte to Gera written from Rietkuhl & cancelled Gibeon (19 Feb) cds & with violet circular Kaiserl. Schutztruppe fur Sudwestafrika /Soldatenbrief /Stempel /Feld Regiment No 1, 7 Kompagnie unit hand stamp & Gera /Reuss (23 Apr) arrival cds.
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These wars commenced 12 Jan 1904 the result of disgruntlement among the indigenous tribes people & Samuel Maharero the chief of the Hottentot tribe killling 123 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 indigenous tribes people.

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