It's always good to hear from fellow enthusiasts and other people
with similar interests.
If you have any Queries about German
or the German colonies in general I am always happy to help in anyway I
can. In the past I have been able to help people trace information on
their ancestors in the Schutztruppe and share advice and information
with museums, model soldier manufacturers and authors of books and
magazines. If I
don't know the answer to your particular query myself, it can often be found by asking
the very knowledgeable contributors at the
Axis History Forum.
I'm especially keen to hear from people with
More Information or Photographs that might correct any errors or help this
website expand. There are still gaps in my knowledge on the topic and
uniforms that I have never seen in photographs. I'm still desperately
looking for photos of the early Togo Polizeitruppe in white or dark blue
uniforms, the Togo European Company or any Germans serving in Togo, the
early Cameroon Polizeitruppe in white uniforms, Cameroon Schutztruppe
Officers pre-1896, the Seebatallion in Cameroon, the Seebatallione
before 1880, the unusual cap worn by the Polizeitruppe on parade on Jap,
the Chinese Companies, pre-1896 German South West African Schutztruppe
in khaki uniforms, African or Asian naval auxiliaries, the South African
Free Corps, Ruga-Ruga irregulars or the Arab Legion in German East
Africa and any photos showing specialist insignia worn by the German
overseas forces. In short, I'm very keen to see any photos of any
curious or unusual imperial German Overseas forces. I'm also happy to
try to help identify any photographs of German Colonial or Overseas
troops you may have.
If you have any items of German
Colonial Militaria or memorabilia and would be willing to show photographs of them on this
website please contact me. Or if you have seen German Colonial items in
a Museum please let us know.
You can email me here -