1908 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA – GERMANY … HERERO WARS 1903 – 1907 … [19867]

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1908 (Apr 1) Plain Feldpostkarte deleted in ink to Berlin bearing pair D.S.W.A. ship 5 pf tied Kanus /Deutsch Sudwest Afrika date stamp & with violet circular Kaiserl. Schutztruppe fur Sudwestafrika /Soldatenbrief /Stempel /3 Ersatzkompagnie unit hand stamp & Berlin (18 May) arrival cds.
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The free postage concession for troops was withdrawn from 1 Jan 18…These wars commenced 12 Jan 1904 the result of disgruntlement among the indigenous tribes people & Samuel Maharero the chief of the Hottentot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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