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<BODY id=role_body style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #000000; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" bottomMargin=7 leftMargin=7 topMargin=7 rightMargin=7><FONT id=role_document face=Arial color=#000000 size=2><FONT face=Verdana>Hello, <BR><BR>I've just
finished transcribing a bunch of letters from a German officer from 1900/1901.
Alfred von Landsberg was a lieutenant in German Army and participated in the
so-called "Boxer Revol" in China in summer 1900. Actually his unit was sent
there as a reaction to the revolt when civilans from Russia, Japan, Germany,
England, America and others were besieged in downtown Peking, China. German
replacement troops arrived in September 1900 when the revolt was nearly over.
Nevertheless they stayed in China until summer 1901 - they had a similar job
than our troops have now in Afganistan. Well, pretty much similar - more or
less. <BR><BR>Instead of writing his diary Alfred wrote letters home wherin he
described his experiences in great detail. Fantastic stuff to make a book.
<BR><BR>When it was all over, he rode home but on a clever way. He was granted a
three-month-leave and took the longer passage through the Pacific Ocean passing
Japan, Hawaii, San Francisco, New York to arrive in Germany in October 1901.
<BR><BR>On Sep 12, his ship called "Nippon Maru" reached Honolulu, Hawaii. But -
I cannot find him on the ship list. They left Hawaii a couple of days later
towards San Francisco, CA. And there I cannot find him as well. The Honolulu
ship list has 11 sheets but all passengers were Japanese. The San Francisco ship
list only has three sheets (and number one is wrong image from another ship -
I've already sent an error message). <BR><BR>The ship he took from America to
Germany was called "Grosser Kurfurst" but Germany had no incoming passenger
lists then - at least I don't know. <BR><BR>Comrades with Alfred were Raehne,
Fulda, Hardenberg - none of them can be found on the lists. <BR><BR>Anyone out
there with a good idea?<BR><BR>Thanks a lot in advance. <BR><BR>Oh, one story
from the letters. While on Hawaii Alfred’s friend Raehne saw a Japanese boy
who seemed very smart and asked him to accompany him home as his servant. „Will
you kome with my?“ he asked and wanted to add: „to Germany“. But the boy
misinterpreted the break (while Raehne tried to find the word „Germany“
(Deutschland)), twinkled his eye and answered: „After 12 o’clock, whenn all is
finischt, yes!“<BR><BR>Roland Geiger, St. Wendel,
Germany<BR><BR>-----------------<BR><BR>Roland Geiger<BR>Historical and
Genalogical Research<BR>Alsfassener Strasse 17<BR>66606 St.
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