The following images from German archives and period publications depict native auxilaries with the Schutztruppe in DSWA both prior to the German-Herero war and during that conflict. Some of them served with the Germans prior to 1904 and against them afterwards. The Witboois and some of the Bethanie men fought against the Germans during the Nama War of 1904-1908 after serving with them against the Herero. The Rehoboth Bastards fought by their side throughout, but so did individual Hereros..
|Witbooi native auxiliaries (at right) in Okahandja in 1904|
|Mounted Witboois 1904|
|Witboois in Windhuk|