Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Rogue raider the tale of captain lauterbach and the singapore mutiny 1. For every austere virtue of the Emden's noble, ruthless and gentlemanly commander Lieutenant-Commander Karl von Mueller, it seems Lauterbach possessed the corresponding vice.
He was a beer-guzzling, cigar-smoking filcher, a braggart and, above all, a survivor.
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A seasoned sailor, Lauterbach was familiar with Asia, spoke many local languages and had more than one lady in every port of call. He was made prize officer on the Emden, in charge of loot, and never was a person so perfectly suited to his job. The Flashmanesque Lauterbach was more interested in making money, hoarding the spoils of war and womanising than actually fighting in the war. He was imprisoned in Singapore by the British for a short time but instigated the Singapore Mutiny among his Indian guards as a diversion and made his escape.
The book follows his adventures in the German navy in the war in Asia, and his subsequent flight from the British through Asia to America and back to Germany. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Within less than a week of the mutiny, a Court of Inquiry was set up to investigate and collect evidence for the trial for the mutineers.
Although the Court of Inquiry was meant to take place behind closed doors, as accordance with standard military procedures, the proceeding was held in public instead. Contrary to official British colonial authorities, the mutiny was not an isolated case of a purely local affair but was instead part of a wider anti-British and pro-Muslim battle. Reshad — declared a jihad against the Allied Powers Britain, France and Russia and issued a fatwa calling on Muslims all around the world to throw their lot with the Caliphate.
For the Muslim sepoys in the 5th Light Infantry, interaction with Kasim Mansur, who was an Indian Muslim merchant in Singapore, served to fuel this sense of divided loyalties further. Kasim Mansur together with a local imam, Nur Alam Shah, would often host members of the 5th Light Infantry at Mansur's home and it was then that the duo persuaded the Muslim sepoys to adhere to the fatwa issued by the Ottoman Sultan and to turn their guns against their British commanding officers and contribute towards the war against these kafirs who were battling their Muslim brothers who were defending the Caliphate in the West.
It is difficult to pin point any one reason as being the main cause or catalyst of the mutiny. However, a recent perspective has emerged of the role of global connections. The mutiny has revealed the permeable nature of colonial boundaries and the way that external influences were able to reach the colonies in Southeast Asia. The sepoys of the 5th Light Infantry were constantly being bombarded with information about what was happening outside of Singapore.
As news of the fatwa issued by the Ottoman Sultan spread, an anti-British movement spearheaded by the Ghadar Party was also disseminating special pamphlets in a variety of languages which were reaching through secret channels into the hands of the sepoys. Acrimonious slogans against the British only fuelled the anti-colonial sentiment among the sepoys. Now is the time to rise The sepoys were clearly being bombarded with a lot of anti-British sentiments while being stationed on the small island of Singapore.
Talk was also abuzz throughout Singapore of the Komagata Maru incident in which Canadian authorities refused to allow a ship with Indian passengers to land and forced them to stay aboard for 2 months in difficult conditions. Much of this information was obtained locally, but even so it was being mediated through a host of international and external actors, including a wide array of Indians from across the subcontinent, British officers and Arab and Malay coreligionists.
The mutiny was a watershed event in the way that the British viewed security in their Malayan colonies. More importance than ever was placed on political intelligence, espionage, and the surveillance of potential subversives. Other institutions were also formed with the purpose of providing feedback and monitoring activities on the ground.
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To enhance the protection of its crown colony further from internal skirmishes and attacks, in August , the legislative council passed the Reserve Force and Civil Guard Ordinance. Currently, there are only two fictional works in English that deal with the subject of the Singapore mutiny. Both stories deal with very different narratives. In Mountain's novel, the plot revolves around the romantic story between the protagonist Elizabeth Tain and Peter Fenton a rubber planter. The author, however, projects the mutineers in a standard imperial or colonialist interpretation, with the mutineers being painted in wholly unattractive colours, with no redeeming qualities while hinting at their lustful nature.
Barley, however, took on a humorous tone and revolved around the adventures of the Captain Julius Lauterbach of the German Imperial Navy. To commemorate the event and those British soldiers and civilians killed during the mutiny, two memorial tablets were erected at the entrance of the Victoria Memorial Hall and four plaques in St Andrew's Cathedral. Harper and Private A. Holt respectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on the. Early history pre British colonial era — Founding — Straits Settlements — Crown colony — Japanese Occupation — Battle of Singapore Sook Ching Post-war period — Internal self-government — Hock Lee bus riots Merger with Malaysia — Republic of Singapore —present.
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Early history pre Srivijaya. Kingdom of Singapura. Malacca Sultanate.
Johor Sultanate. British colonial era — Founding. Straits Settlements. Crown colony. Japanese Occupation — Battle of Singapore. Post-war period — First Legislative Council. Maria Hertogh riots. Second Legislative Council. Anti-National Service Riots. Internal self-government — Hock Lee bus riots. Merger with Malaysia — Singaporean referendum. Operation Coldstore.