SMS Konigsberg. After a brief career at the beginning of The Great War, needing repair for her engines,
Konigsberg went up the Rufiji River but was hunted down by the British
monitors Mersey and Severn. She then suffered enough damage in the
fighting of July 11th, 1915 that the crew scuttled the warship but not
before removing her primary guns. Her guns saw service until the end of the war.



German Empire, African colonial troops, the


 Better known as the Askari.

West Germany honored the pensions of former Shutztruppen.
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.