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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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The Germans occasionally banished ‘troublesome’ Samoan matai to islands in the western Pacific. These men were often accompanied by family and supporters who served their leaders and endured years of enforced captivity. John Fatu Aiono Frost, of Fasito’outa, set the Germans a different example of self-sacrifice and service when he volunteered to accompany one of their own number into a long period of imprisonment on the outbreak of the First World War.

Credit: Alfred Schultz Album; photographer R.Hofmann.

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