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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Germany wanted to found wireless station in the Dutch East Indies according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1914 No. 5

An item reported that the German cabinet was negotiating with the Netherlands for founding a wireless telegraph station on Sumatra, Dutch East Indies to secure communication with German East Africa and the Caroline Islands. If the communication with Togoland and Nauen stayed possible had all German colonies wireless contact with Berlin, Germany.(1)

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1. The Nauen Transmitter Station was founded on 1 April 1906 and in 1911 was foe the first time a radio link with Togoland achieved.