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Kiautschau

Lithographed German color postcard with inset map of the German concession of Kiautschau in China, postmarked 1898, the year that Germany formalized its seizure of the territory from China with a 99-year lease.

Text:
Geograph. Ansichtskarten Gesetzl. Geschützt. D.R.G.M. No. 89354
Das von Deutschland besetzte Fort.
Verlag v. G. Sternkopf, Halle, Deutschland
Hafen Einfahrt von Kiautschau
Deutsches Pachtgebeit
Neutrale Zone
Höhen und Tiefen in Metern

Geographer. Postcards VAT. Protected. D.R.G.M. No. 89 354
The fort occupied by Germany
Published by G. Sternkopf, Halle, Germany
Harbor entrance from Kiaochow
[Map legend:]
German concession
neutral zone
Heights and depths in meters
Message dated April 29, 1898
Reverse:
Postmarked April 30, 1898

Lithographed German color postcard with inset map of the German concession of Kiautschau in China, postmarked 1898, the year that Germany formalized its seizure of the territory from China with a 99-year lease.

Image text

Geograph. Ansichtskarten Gesetzl. Geschützt. D.R.G.M. No. 89354

Das von Deutschland besetzte Fort.

Verlag v. G. Sternkopf, Halle, Deutschland

Hafen Einfahrt von Kiautschau

Deutsches Pachtgebeit

Neutrale Zone

Höhen und Tiefen in Metern



Geographer. Postcards VAT. Protected. D.R.G.M. No. 89 354

The fort occupied by Germany

Published by G. Sternkopf, Halle, Germany

Harbor entrance from Kiaochow

[Map legend:]

German concession

neutral zone

Heights and depths in meters

Message dated April 29, 1898

Reverse:

Postmarked April 30, 1898

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Searching for colonies in Asia, Germany used the occasion of the murder of two German missionaries in 1898 to seize the territory of Kiautschau, including the city of Tsingtau from Japan., forcing a 99-year lease upon China.

The territory was shaped around Kiautschau Bay, a large inlet protected by two peninsulas. Tsingtau was on the end of the northern peninsula.

Kiautschau is a concession in China.

A sample pie chart graphic

Places in Kiautschau (1)

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Tsingtau City