Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer, World War I German soldier’s scrapbook

Identifier: 
exwsPommerBk04
Title: 
Paul Pommer, World War I German soldier’s scrapbook
Alternative Title: 
Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Accordion spine scrapbook with dark green cardboard cover. 13 x 9 ½ x 1 ½ in. Affixed to the cover is large label which reads: “Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918” = My Station as a Soldier in the World War 1914-1918. Twenty-four leaves are divided into eight sections, identified by a table of contents pasted inside the front cover. Scrapbook belonged to Paul Pommer, a resident of Hesse, Germany, and documents his time as a German soldier in the first World War. Pommer received troop training in Darmstadt with the Reserve Infantry Regiment 118, 2nd Company, 7th platoon, advanced training at Camp Wegscheide in Bad Orb, mobilized to Friedberg, spent time in France or Belgium, then joined the spring offensive where he was wounded on March 28, 1918. First in “kriegslazarett” or battlefield hospital in Brussels, then moved to a hospital in Glogau in Schlesien (now Poland), then Reserve-Lazarett III, Frankfurt-am-Main. Pommer’s address sticker is placed on the first page, as well as the back of envelopes, and reads “Paul Pommer, 6370 Oberursel/Taunus, Altkönigstraße 32a.” Contents include photographs, postcards, clippings, letters and telegrams. Occasional missing item. Blank leaves were not photographed.
Date: 
1914-1918
Location: 
Germany
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Pictorial works
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front
Subject: 
Soldiers--Germany--Correspondence
Subject: 
Scrapbooks--Germany
Subject: 
Albums
Places Identified: 
Darmstadt (Germany)
Places Identified: 
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Places Identified: 
Glogau (Germany)
Places Identified: 
Brussels (Belgium)
Places Identified: 
Friedberg (Hesse, Germany)
Places Identified: 
Wetteren (Belgium)
Places Identified: 
Bad Orb (Germany)
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Source: 
World War I German Soldiers Album Collection. Western Michigan University Special Collections
Provenance: 
Purchased by WMU Special Collections in February 2015 from F.A. Bernett Books of Boston, who obtained them from the family of Paul Pommer, Germany.
Language: 
ger
Collection: 
World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives
Rights: 
Copyright 2017 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu
File Format: 
image/tiff
Digitization Date: 
2017
Digitization Specifications: 
Photographed by Digitization Center, Western Michigan University Libraries using Hasselblad H4D-200 MS camera, processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Archival file is .tif. Item viewed as a LUNA BookReader object.