1906 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA … HERERO WAR … [19693]

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1906 (Oct 5) Stampless picture postcard with added Feld entitled Kirche und Kaserne Rehoboth (Church & Barracks) showing horse drawn wagons without horses to Niebe from German soldier cancelled Luderitstzbucht /Deutsch Sudwest Afrika belted date stamp & with violet circular Kaiserl. Schutz truppe fur Sudwestafrika /Etappe /Luderitzbucht et & Niebe (29 Oct) 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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