A company of askaris or native soldiers with their German officer, Hauptmann von Hirsch, Kiboriani, 1905, 1905
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162 x 118 mm. Showing the askaris on parade in front of the stockade at Kiboriani, with Hauptmann von Hirsch in front of the group. A note accompanying the print reads: 'Captain von Hirsch at Kiboriani at the time of the Maji-Maji Rebellion. He was the Commanding Officer at Fort Mpapua. He defended the C.M.S. missionaries at Kiboriani. With Captain Nigmann ?Niemann he started out for the relief of Captain Hassel who was surrounded by 10,000 rebels at Fort Mahenge with all his ammunition exhausted - but he never got there. He was instrumental in getting the Wahehe to side with the Germans and if he had not done so every white man within 100 miles would have been killed to a man - including the missionaries at Kiboriani'.
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- From the Fonds: Westgate, Thomas Buchanan Reginald, fl1899 - 1936 (missionary) (Person)