Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops, 1885-1918, Paperback

Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops, 1885-1918 Paperback

Illustrated by Stephen Walsh

Part of the Men-at-Arms series


Germany's 30-year colonial episode in Africa, the Pacific, and her enclave in China is a relatively unexplored aspect of the country's history.

Under the young Kaiser Wilhelm II, rivalry with the old colonial powers saw the protectorates, originally established by trading companies, transformed into crown colonies garrisoned by the newly raised Schutztruppe, with support from the Imperial Navy's Seebataillone.

This book explains the organization and the operations in these colonies, including an account of the Herero campaign in Southwest Africa.

Illustrated with rare photos, and with color plates detailing the uniforms of German and native troops alike, this is an authoritive description of the garrisons manning the German colonies.




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