ONR Private Photo Collection. Reproduction of painting of the battle of Naulila
Remarks:  ONR M.5. Amtlich - Gesellschaftliches, Naulila is a town in Cunene Province in southern Angola, located on the Cunene River which separates Angola and Namibia, Naulila was the scene of fighting between Portuguese Angola and German South West Africa during the early stages of World War I. On October 19, 1914, a German military column crossed the border and entered Angola without authorization from the Portuguese authorities. The column was intercepted by Portuguese forces and conducted to Fort Naulila. At Naulila, a dispute occurred between the Portuguese and the Germans which resulted in the death of three German officers, On October 31, the Germans under the command of Oswald Ostermann retaliated, and raided the Portuguese fort at Cuangar, destroying the fort and killing all stationed border guards with machine-guns. This was later referred to as the "Cuangar Massacre". On December 18-19, Victor Franke led a successful retaliatory attack, defeating the Portuguese at Naulila, Today, in the town of Outjo, Namibia, there is a monument and a cemetery commemorating German losses in the incidents at Naulila in 1914. From Wikipedia
Date:  30 November 0002
Medium:  Image
Colour:  BW
File format:  Electronic image
Copyright holder:  NAN
Acknowledge:  NAN
Contributing institution:  Namibia University of Science and Technology
Custody:  NAN
Local keywords:  German Military, Battles, German soldiers
Photo No:  ONR M.5.10
Version:  Print
Type:  Electronic image
Date digitised:  June 2011
Collection name:  ONR Collection
Date added:  06-08-2011
Data capturer:  RM
Metadata entry tool:  ISIS
Digitisation specs:  JPEG for display. Archives TIFF image was scanned at 1200 dpi with Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. 16 bit grey. Print
File name:  ONR_PRI_ONR-M.5_img_037538.jpg