Binoculars used by the East African Schutztruppe

 
 

Photos Gilles Sigro

 
 
 

 
 
A pair of 1908 pattern binoculars ("Fernglas 08") made by CP Goerz of Berlin. On the focus adjusting screw they are marked "Sch. D.O.A." for the Schutztruppe of German East Africa ("Deutsch Ost-Afrika"). Binoculars were essential for use on the wide plains of East Africa.

Thanks to Gilles Sigro of the Armurerie Toulouse website for sharing these photos with us.
 

 
 

 
 
     
 

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