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Dar Es Salaam German Cemetery

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bushfighter

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Tucked away beside the CWGC Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery is a German colonial cemetery which is well worth a browse around.

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bushfighter

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Hopefully one day a German initiative will lead to the renovation and refurbishment of the cemetery and the graves

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bushfighter

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A row of Schutztruppe graves



The relevance of the cemetery to the Great War and to this Forum is that the headstones tell part of the tale of the development of the Schutztruppe into the formidable fighting force that the Allies encountered during the war.

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roel22

Thanks for the pics.

I do understand you'd like to see the cemetery renovated.

Still I like the "undisturbed" feeling the cemetery has in its present condition.

Roel

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JimSmithson

Interestingly the Volkbund site makes no mention of any cemeteries in Tanzania. I will email them and ask them about this particular cemetery.

Jim

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roel22

Here's a link with info about the German part of the cemetery and the names of all the casualties buried in Dar Es Salaam and other Eastafrican cemeteries.

Jim: strangely enough the Volksbund is mentioned as the main source of information.

Roel

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medals2

Harry,

Thank you for these seldom seen images, as we tend to concentrate on British graves.

Roel, thanks for the link - much appreciated.

Jean-Paul

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phil andrade

One of the german soldiers interred has the surname MACDONALD .

That makes you think, doesn't it ?

Phil (PJA)

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roel22

One of the german soldiers interred has the surname MACDONALD .

That makes you think, doesn't it ?

Especially when you realize he was a "Kriegsfreiwilliger" (=volunteer)...

Roel

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bushfighter

Lads

Make sure that you see the German Kilwa Kivinje Memorial (even more dilapidated, and probably in danger of disappearing, especially the cannon) at Post 961 here:

 

Harry

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egbert

Interestingly the Volkbund site makes no mention of any cemeteries in Tanzania. I will email them and ask them about this particular cemetery.

Jim

Jim, any feed-back from VdK over all these years?

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JimSmithson

Wow I thought I had answered this one - thanks for bringing it back up Egbert. Old age setting in clearly. This is not a German VdK cemetery, they are listed as being in Dar Es Salaam (Upanga Road) British Cemetery. VdK does not have any cemeteries in Tanzania. The remains were all concentrated into this one after the war.

Jim

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