Being far away from Germany his resupply was close to non-existent and he depended on raiding enemy camps for the essentials of war. His Schutztruppe was credited as the only German Colonial Force that was not defeated during the Great War. The German Cruiser SMS Konigsberg had to be scuttled in 1915 which added a capable crew & numerous guns which were converted to artillery pieces which gave him the largest land artillery used in the East African Theater. He was awarded Germanys highest medal the Pour le Merite and was nicknamed The Lion of Africa.
His book My Reminisences of Africa makes for interesting reading on a little noted theater of WW1. The item "Imperial German, WW1, Tropical Colonial Schutztruppe Officers Pith Helmet" is in sale since Thursday, December 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Reproductions\Germany".The seller is "sanderssmg7" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.