The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915 - James White
08 Nov

For most of the campaign in South West Africa the German Schutztruppe spent their time retreating but on two notable occasions they took to the offensive. With modern day battlefield photographs this is the tale of the two battles one of which saw Rolls-Royce armoured cars going into action.

IMAGE: Four camel-mounted soldiers of the German “Schutztruppe” can be seen on patrol in German South West Africa on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert. Dobbertin, Walther: Kamelreiterpatrouille, black-and-white photograph, German South-West Africa, n.d. [1906-1913]; source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 105-DSWA0095, via Wikimedia Commons 

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