In 1914 there were three Schutztruppe commands, one in each of the German colonial regions in East, West, and Southwest Africa. Schutztruppe formations were organizationally never a part of the army or navy. German military law and discipline applied to the Schutztruppe. Shown here, Schutztruppe Askari Flag Carrier, German East Africa, 1906

In 1914 there were three Schutztruppe commands, one in each of the German colonial regions in East, West, and Southwest Africa. Schutztruppe formations were organizationally never a part of the army or navy. German military law and discipline applied to the Schutztruppe. Shown here, Schutztruppe Askari Flag Carrier, German East Africa, 1906

German Colonial Uniforms - Schutztruppe Askaris in German East Africa 1914-18

German Colonial Uniforms - Schutztruppe Askaris in German East Africa 1914-18

Four Askari colonial soldiers in service to the German Empire pose for a photograph while stationed in the Empire's East Africa colony during the Great War.

Four Askari colonial soldiers in service to the German Empire pose for a photograph while stationed in the Empire's East Africa colony during the Great War.

Dispatch Riders in German East Africa.1910s

Dispatch Riders in German East Africa.1910s

darkest africa - German East Africa Co. Askaris

darkest africa - German East Africa Co. Askaris

THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - This Day in History: Mar 5, 1916: SA troops invade East Africa in World War I http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - This Day in History: Mar 5, 1916: SA troops invade East Africa in World War I http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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