'Imperial German Colonial Troops
& Police in Africa'

by Reinhard Schneider

This book is a study of the Imperial German colonial forces (Schutztruppe and Polizeitruppe) in Africa.

Over many years of research, the author has collected a mass of information on the formation, deployment, uniforms, weapons, equipment and other details of these units. Much of which, is presented here for the first time in the English language.

The study is not just limited to the two larger colonies of German South West Africa and German East Africa but also includes an overview of Germany's forces in Togo and Cameroon, which helps close an important gap in the study of military history.

The new book is a translation of Reinhard Schnieder's original German 'Die Kaiserliche Schutz- und Polizeitruppe für Afrika' published by Druffel & Volwinkel-Verlag in 2005. This new English language edition contains many more previously unseen historical photographs and photographs of modern collections including many from the Helmut Weitze and Jan K Kube specialist military antique dealers. Translation by Chris Dale. Book design by Ingo Priebe.
Editing, art direction and cover design by Jeff Nelson,
published by Pedestrian Press 2023.

To Purchase the book in Europe and the UK
Email 48askari@web.de
(please put "Schutztruppe Book" in the subject line)

To Purchase in the USA and the Rest of the World
See the Pedestrian Press website


Hardback, 21cm x 26cm with 280 pages featuring more than 350 colour and B&W photos and illustrations.






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