SOUTH WEST AFRICA: A Slow Swallowing

South West Africa is 900 miles of treeless coast and diamond-bearing desert populated by Afrikaners, Bastards (mixed blood settlers from the old Cape Colony). Hottentots. Hereros and the largest colony of Germans ever to settle anywhere in the former German empire. The name of the capital's principal street is still Kaiserstrasse, and waiters in its sand-pitted beer parlors answer to the call of Herr Ober. For 35 years South West Africa (pop. 450,000). taken from Germany at Versailles and put under a League of Nations mandate, has been run by the Union of South Africa, whose Nationalist government has...

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