1906 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA – GERMANY … FIELD HOSPITAL No 6 HERERO WARS 1903 – 1907 … [19861]

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1906 (May 4) Stampless picture postcard o Hotel O. Gloditzsch, Otjmbingwe flying German flag with soldiers in foreground endorsed Feldpostkarte to Munchen 23 cancelled Gibeon date stamp & with violet circular Kaiserl. Schutztruppe fur Sudwestafrika /Soldatenbrief /Stempel /Feldlazarett No 6 unit hand stamp & Munchen 23 (3 Jun) arrival cds plus 14 within circle postman’s mark.
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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 killing 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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