OK, any one who's read my posts knows I'm trying to write an AH story. However, I would like most of it to be based in fact.
1. I know that there were small african German communities in the Fatherland from 1890. Therefore I have postulated that some of them might have fought in the war in Europe, as the Germans needed every body it could get, or so it seems. I have a Chinese imigrant from German Tsiango getting drafted in the the Great War to fight in the east. Aftyer the war, I have the non-white War vets form something called the "Colored Germans War Veterans Society" (open to non white vets of all theaters). But I was wondering if more traditional vets organizations like the Steel Helmets did or did not exclude non-white vets from their ranks. So, did I hit something close to the mark, or am I way off?
2. Were there women auxilleries in the German military, like in medicine, supply, etc? If so, what did their uniforms look like?
3. Oh, and while I'm here, is it possible that a colonel could get a commision for his sone as a Lt. without the son having completed Abitur? Considering the kid is vet of Tannenburg and decorated with the Iron Cross 1st class for extreme bravery under fire? And what would the alternate qualification test consist of.
I hope I've asked pertinent questions, I certainly hope they are interesting too.