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Military Maps 1915/16 from GEA online


Holger Kotthaus

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Military Maps 1915/16  from GEA online

 

Under the link below, on pages 2 + 3, British military maps in a scale of 1: 300,000 from 1915 and 1916 are listed,

which are based on the pre-war colonial maps with German names and partly with German explanations. The 29

maps (Rwanda + Urundi are missing; others are duplicated) have been scanned in with a high resolution and

therefore good quality, with an average of 6200 x 5200 pixels. In my opinion, in better quality than the reprints

of the Colonial Atlas available for sale today.

 

 

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/military-maps?page=1&display=list

(Starting from the top left, ending to the bottom right.)

 

A4_Ikoma

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24772/datastream/OBJ/view

 

B4_Lake Eassy

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24769/datastream/OBJ/view

 

B5_Kilimandscharo

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24778/datastream/OBJ/view

 

C1_Ujiji (Kigoma)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24795/datastream/OBJ/view

 

C2_Rutschugi-Posten (Malagarassi) – missing

 

C3_Tabora

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24792/datastream/OBJ/view

 

C4_Turu (Kondoa-Irangi)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24794/datastream/OBJ/view

 

C5_Massai Steppe

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24784/datastream/OBJ/view

 

C6_Tanga

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24793/datastream/OBJ/view

 

D1-D2_Karema

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24777/datastream/OBJ/view

 

D3_Kalula (Sikonge)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24776/datastream/OBJ/view

 

D4_Kilimantinde

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24779/datastream/OBJ/view

 

D5_Mpapua (Morogoro + Kilossa)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24789/datastream/OBJ/view

 

D6_Daressalam

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24768/datastream/OBJ/view

 

E2_Bismarckburg

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24767/datastream/OBJ/view

 

E3_Lake Rukwa

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24782/datastream/OBJ/view

 

E4_Iringa

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24773/datastream/OBJ/view

 

E5_Kissaki

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24781/datastream/OBJ/view

 

E6_Mohoro (Rufiji)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24787/datastream/OBJ/view

 

F2_Kalambo (Mambwe)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24774/datastream/OBJ/view

 

F3_Neu-Langeburg

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24790/datastream/OBJ/view

 

F4_Gawiro (Njombe)

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24770/datastream/OBJ/view

 

F5_Mahenge

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24783/datastream/OBJ/view

 

F6_Kilwa

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24780/datastream/OBJ/view

 

G4_Songea

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24791/datastream/OBJ/view

 

G5_Middle Rowuma

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24786/datastream/OBJ/view

 

G6_Massassi

http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/islandora/object/islandora%3A24785/datastream/OBJ/view

 

G7_Mikindani – missing

 

 

Cheers Holger

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Thank you for posting these links. I am trying to increase my knowledge of the East African Campaign and these maps will be of great help.

Sepoy

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@ Sepoy

The large number of these many old names is fascinating. What a kind of work!

Nowadays in Tanzania it is very rare to find such names from the past only in very remote areas; - such as:

 

Kilosa Kwa Mpepo https://www.google.de/maps/place/Kilosa+kwa+Mpepo,+Tansania/@-9.1859552,36.008555,5137m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x18f8d679c5cf615f:0x1313616eff61c438!8m2!3d-9.188799!4d36.005852

 

Kambi Katoto https://www.google.de/maps/place/Kambi+Katoto,+Tansania/@-7.2315497,33.4931517,2176m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x19ac48995600272b:0xd0a8d1736e28bdc0!8m2!3d-7.2320692!4d33.4978984

 

Likuyudeke Maganga http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=-10.318487&lon=36.272006&z=16&m=b

 

 

@ Maureen  

Very good idea; - many thanks; - “Information that is not shared is lost

Thanks also for the reference to the page; - I did not know this summary.

 

 

 

To complete the general maps for the campaign in GEA, only Rwanda and

Burundi are missing. According to my information there are such originals in

the Belgian archive of the Congo Museum in Tervuren near Brussels. Since the

archive is now also set to English, this would make it much easier to inspect files.

THE AFRICAMUSEUM ENSURES YOU A SAFE VISIT: https://www.africamuseum.be/en

 

Currently I work for Ruanda and Burundi with the old US Military maps from 1942 which

are clearly based on the original Belgian maps from 1916 - 1934.

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/ruanda-urundi/

 

 

Maps for Portuguese East Africa should still be also available?!? Any idea?

 

Cheers Holger

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the link; - I'll go through the archive offer in peace.

Regarding a further map for GEA I will send you message.

 

Cheers Holger

 

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