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German badly maltreated on New Guinea

Date: 16 December 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Newspaper clipping
Object No: ANMS0542[021]

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    Article begins: The German Oskar Speck, internationally famous collapsible boat sportsman, currently in Dutch-India on his across-the-world trip in his collapsible boat, was faced with an extraordinarily unpleasant adventure in the rainforests of Dutch New Guinea. When he arrived on the island of Lakor near Meatmiarang, the natives believed him to be a head-hunter. He was seized, tied to a tree – and badly maltreated. With his last remaining energy he managed to escape to Saumlaki. His injuries were so severe, that he had to be taken to the Military Hospital at Ambon.



    Translation
    • Schleswig-Holstein Daily News Thursday, 16 December 1937 German badly maltreated on New Guinea Amsterdam, 16 December The German Oskar Speck, internationally famous collapsible boat sportsman, currently in Dutch-India on his across-the-world trip in his collapsible boat, was faced with an extraordinarily unpleasant adventure in the rainforests of Dutch New Guinea. When he arrived on the island of Lakor near Meatmiarang, the natives believed him to be a head-hunter. He was seized, tied to a tree – and badly maltreated. With his last remaining energy he managed to escape to Saumlaki. His injuries were so severe, that he had to be taken to the Military Hospital at Ambon. [Other news reported] [Photo] Skiing paramedics group of the Hitler Youth* In preparation for the sporting events organised by the Hitler Youth for the coming skiing season, a new group has been established in the Greater Munich area. It will be their task to provide First Aid services for possible accidents in the mountains during winter. The Hitler Youth group was trained in First Aid by the Munich Clinic for Surgical Procedures – In the photo a Medical Practitioner supervises proper procedure for a “broken” leg. *Editor’s note: All German youth organisations were forcibly incorporated into the “Hitler Youth” [Photo of a town by a river] Hangkau Evacuated Chinese Authorities ordered the evacuation of women and children and all unnecessary men from Hangkau (our photo). All steamers going upstream and all trains are overcrowded. The exodus became even greater when news broke that Japanese war ships had appeared in Nanking. [Add on the bottom of the page:] Maggi stock cubes 3 cubes 10 [crossed out] now 9 Pfennig
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