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French and German volunteers 7 years 4 months ago #16934

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Hi

The "Archives Year Book for S A History" 1951/II included an MA Thesis (University of Pretoria) by Melt van Niekerk : "Adolf Schiel en die Duitse Kommando". It is in Afrikaans, which will limit its usefulness to you, but the list of 694 names in Appendix III should be of interest.
Van Niekerk stressed that it was not complete, and in the more than 60 years that passed many new names must have come to light. It contains names of other nationalities, including Boers, that served in the German Commando













You can also consult the Scripta Africana publication "The Foreign Volunteers" by Brian Pottinger.

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French and German volunteers 7 years 4 months ago #16936

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Hello

No, Wagner noted I'm afraid.

There is a list of French volunteers included in Le Dernier Commando Boer, the journal of Robert de Kersauson. This came from the French consul in Lourenco Marques - see attached.

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Baie dankie, Henk. Ek kan Afrikaans lees en verstaan. [Thank you, Henk. I can read and understand Afrikaans.]

So Waldemar Wagner is on the list. Now I need to see if Van Niekerk wrote anything about Wagner in his thesis!

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And I've seen Pottinger's book, of course.

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Thanks, Meiring. Could you please send the attachment again? I can't see it.

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bgorelik wrote: Thanks, Meiring. Could you please send the attachment again? I can't see it.


I have just tried adding it - without success.

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