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Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was commander of German forces in Africa, and successfully battled Allied forces for four years. Postcard from a painting by Fritz Grotemeyer.
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Berlin W. 8 Mauerßtr. 45.
Fritz Grotemeyer: von Lettow-Vorbeck an der Spitze seiner Truppen (Diakat[?] Kolonial Krieger-Spende)
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Fritz Grotemeyer: von Lettow-Vorbeck leading his troops (Diakat Piakat colonial warrior-donation)

General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was commander of German forces in Africa, and successfully battled Allied forces for four years. Postcard from a painting by Fritz Grotemeyer.

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Kolonial-Krieger-Spende - Colonial Warrior donation

von Lettow-Vorbeck

Signed: Grotemeyer 191?

Reverse:

Kolonial Krieger-Spende

Berlin W. 8 Mauerßtr. 45.

Fritz Grotemeyer: von Lettow-Vorbeck an der Spitze seiner Truppen (Diakat[?] Kolonial Krieger-Spende)

Colonial Warrior donation

Fritz Grotemeyer: von Lettow-Vorbeck leading his troops (Diakat Piakat colonial warrior-donation)

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General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was commander of German forces in German East Africa, and successfully battled Allied forces for four years.

Leading a colonial army of German and African (Askari) troops, Lettow-Vorbeck lead a guerrilla campaign that continued until word reached him of the European armistice, days after the fact.

Lettow-Vorbeck and his troops surrendered on November 25, 1918.

Germany

Roles held by Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - General

Books by or about Paul Lettow-Vorbeck (2)