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German Empire, African colonial troops, the

Schutztruppe.

 Better known as the Askari.

West Germany honored the pensions of former Shutztruppen.
Since
records were sketchy, an official of the German government set up an
office in the former German territory, & told the locals to send any
former German troops to come & apply for the pensions.
When men came to the office, the official handed them a broom & had them go through the manual of arms.
None failed.