1906 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA – GERMANY … HERERO WARS 1903 – 1907 … [19864]

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1906 (Feb 18) Plain stampless envelope endorsed Feldpostbrief to Berlin cancelled Gobabis /Deutsch Sudwest Afrika date stamp & with violet circular Kaiserl. Schutztruppe fur Sudwestafrika /Soldatenbrief /Stempel /Etappenlazarett /Gobabis unit hand stamp of Base Hospital, Gobabis & on reverse Berlin (2 Aug) 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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