This is a
photograph of Polizei-Sergeant Fritz Bursig and an unknown African Polizei-Diener of the South West African Landespolizei taken
in or near Windhoek in 1913. Both are mounted on mules.
Sergeant Bursig wears the
1907 Landespolizei Dark
Khaki Uniform with green collar and shoulder straps and
yellow metal buttons bearing the imperial crown. Note the
Sergeant's single rank pip on the collar. He wears the
Landespolizei Südwester hat with an imperial crown badge holding up
the right side. His trousers are matching dark khaki and are tucked
into leather gaiters worn with short ankle boots. Note the rifle
(possibly a G98) held in its saddle bucket.
wears a khaki uniform (possibly
an old Schutztruppe one) again with the Landespolizei Südwester hat.
The Polizei-Diener wore a yellow metal "LP" badge on their hats,
though it is difficult to tell from this photograph if he wears one
or possibly an imperial crown badge like the Sergeant. He wears
matching khaki trousers tucked into leather gaiters worn with short