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Union of South Africa

An Italian postcard map of central and southern Africa with insets for New Guinea and Kiautschau, China, with the colonies of Italy, Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Text:
Il tramonto dell'impero coloniale tedesco The sunset of the German colonial empire
Reverse:
Censura sottoprefettura Terni del 25-5-17 Censorship of the Terni sub-prefecture 25/05/17
Logo: IPA CT Gromo
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Added stamped text:
Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.
Collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang / Bavaria.

An Italian postcard map of central and southern Africa with insets for New Guinea and Kiautschau, China, with the colonies of Italy, Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Image text

Il tramonto dell'impero coloniale tedesco

The sunset of the German colonial empire



Reverse:

Censura sottoprefettura Terni del 25-5-17 Censorship of the Terni sub-prefecture 25/05/17



Logo: IPA CT Gromo

130



Added stamped text:

Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

Collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang / Bavaria.

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In 1914, approximately 3,000 German troops were stationed in German Southwest Africa. Over 50,000 troops were in neighboring South Africa. In September, 'General Botha had already declared his intention of invading German South-West Africa.'

A hero and ultimately general in the Boer Wars against Great Britain, Louis Botha was a representative in the peace negotiations that led to an independent Transvaal, of which he became Prime Minister in 1907. When Trasvaal became part of the new British dominion of the Union of South Africa in 1910, Botha became its first Prime Minister. Four years later, despite the opposition of many Boers who supported Germany in the World War, Botha supported Great Britain, and acted on its request for South Africa to seize Germany's colony of Southwest Africa.

Union of South Africa is a country in Africa.

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Statistics for South Africa (1)

Type Statistic
Population 5,973,394