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NH 42291: German Corvette Olga. Beached on the eastern side of Apia Harbor, Upolu, Samoa, soon after the storm. View looks to the southwestward, with the wrecks of USS Trenton and USS Vandalia in the left background. Note Olga's damaged bow. Her funnels and fore and main topmasts are in lowered positions. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

NH 42291: German Corvette Olga. Beached on the eastern side of Apia Harbor, Upolu, Samoa, soon after the storm. View looks to the southwestward, with the wrecks of USS Trenton and USS Vandalia in the left background. Note Olga's damaged bow. Her funnels and fore and main topmasts are in lowered positions. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

COLONIAL POLICE FORCES:  1: Ombascha, Polizeitruppe, German E. Africa; 2: Wachmeister, Landespolizei, German SW Africa, 1905–09; 3: NCO, Fita Fita ceremonial guard, Samoa, 1910; 4: Oberwachmeister, Polizeitruppe, Togo, c.1910

COLONIAL POLICE FORCES: 1: Ombascha, Polizeitruppe, German E. Africa; 2: Wachmeister, Landespolizei, German SW Africa, 1905–09; 3: NCO, Fita Fita ceremonial guard, Samoa, 1910; 4: Oberwachmeister, Polizeitruppe, Togo, c.1910

Capture of German Samoa, 1914 - Royal Navy officers arrive at Apia, Samoa, 29 August 1914, with the demand for German surrender. The personnel pictured were from HMS Psyche, one of the three ‘P’ Class cruisers of the Royal Navy’s New Zealand Station that helped make up the naval escort for the expedition to German Samoa. | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Capture of German Samoa, 1914 - Royal Navy officers arrive at Apia, Samoa, 29 August 1914, with the demand for German surrender. The personnel pictured were from HMS Psyche, one of the three ‘P’ Class cruisers of the Royal Navy’s New Zealand Station that helped make up the naval escort for the expedition to German Samoa. | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Moto'otua Hospital, Apia, Samoa, 1902 Showing Samoa under the Germans with the Moto'otua Hospital at Apia built by Mr G Kaust.

Moto'otua Hospital, Apia, Samoa, 1902 Showing Samoa under the Germans with the Moto'otua Hospital at Apia built by Mr G Kaust.

German Samoa 1900 Scott 67 2m blue "Hohenzollern" The mark denomination engraved stamps (four of them) were also issued in 1900. This design is right at the top for my all time favorites during the classical era.  Four more stamps of these designs were released in 1915 with watermark "Lozenges". They only exist unused in the catalogue, as they were never placed in use ( WW I occupation in 1914 of Samoa by New Zealand).  When New Zealand occupied German Samoa in August, 1914, the German…

German Samoa 1900 Scott 67 2m blue "Hohenzollern" The mark denomination engraved stamps (four of them) were also issued in 1900. This design is right at the top for my all time favorites during the classical era. Four more stamps of these designs were released in 1915 with watermark "Lozenges". They only exist unused in the catalogue, as they were never placed in use ( WW I occupation in 1914 of Samoa by New Zealand). When New Zealand occupied German Samoa in August, 1914, the German…

German Samoa 1915 Scott 72 10pf carmine "Kaiser's Yacht", "Hohenzollern II"; Wmk 125 "Lozenges"

German Samoa 1915 Scott 72 10pf carmine "Kaiser's Yacht", "Hohenzollern II"; Wmk 125 "Lozenges"

A group of people of high rank wearing siapo barkcloth, ie-tonga fine mats, and ulafala pandanus seed necklaces, Lufilufi, Upolu, Samoa, 1900. AMS318/V6015.

A group of people of high rank wearing siapo barkcloth, ie-tonga fine mats, and ulafala pandanus seed necklaces, Lufilufi, Upolu, Samoa, 1900. AMS318/V6015.

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