To Walk Under Palm Trees

The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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Standing in the steam could be a risky business. Acid rain was often produced by the steam eruptions. These droplets of sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid were frequently carried by the wind several kilometres to plantations where coconut palms and breadfruit trees were killed or damaged.

Credit: Klinkmuller Family Collection, photographer Gustav Klinkmuller.

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