This was also very clearly seen in German South West Africa
, where several laws and ordinances were prescribed for protecting trees in the areas reserved for European settlement.
The first battle between troops of the Union Defence Force and the Schutztruppe for German South West Africa
took place on 26 September 1914 at the Sandfontein watering hole between the Orange River and Warmbad.
German South West Africa
remained the most prominent reference point not only during the Nazi era but also for generations of subsequent colonial apologetic or romanticizing narratives.
The narrative usually begins in January 1904 with German South West Africa
Governor, Theodor Leutwein, called to quell a rebellion in the south of the country.
His education in boarding schools while his parents were away in India, his stint as a farm manager in Rhodesia and his service as a volunteer with the 1st Rhodesian Regiment which saw arduous service in German South West Africa
in 1915 were only part of his preparation for greater things.
THE BACKGROUND for Uwe Timm's novel Morenga is provided by the 1905-7 war in German South West Africa
(present-day Namibia) between the German colonial army and the rebellious tribes of Hottentots and Hereros, led by the brilliant and charismatic Morenga.
African troops were heavily involved in the campaign in Togoland, the Cameroons, German South West Africa
and German East Africa.
At the same time, he consolidated his hold on German South West Africa
, (Namibia), and the Cameroons in West Africa.