Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1916-11-13, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg04_itm2_pc01
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1916-11-13, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Martin
Description: 
Letter from Martin Pommer to his older brother, musketeer Paul Pommer. Postmarked Frankfurt, November 13, 1916. Martin mentions he’s writing the letter at the end of his day while tending the fire alone in the room. He writes about the boys in his school, a vocational school called the Gewerbschule, and how three of them believed to have seen Paul with his suitcase. He also mentions walking up to a sergeant with the other boys one day. He describes other boys in town (Wilhelm, Georg, Otto) and what they will be doing for work or training for work. Martin then mentions Paul’s interest in writing his friend Adolf Camus who is also in the war, and provides Adolf’s info in the 114 Inf. Division. On the final page Martin writes about their mother, other people they know, and how he misses Paul.
Description: 
Feldpost; postmark 13.11.16; envelope, 4.75x3.75"; letter: Frankfurt 13.11.16; open, 7.5x5.25"
Date: 
1916-11-13
Location: 
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
Pommer, Paul--Correspondence
Subject: 
Pommer, Martin--Correspondence
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German
Subject: 
Personal correspondence
Subject-AAT: 
Correspondence artifacts
People Identified: 
Camus, Adolf
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Source: 
Paul Pommer, World War I German soldier’s scrapbook. World War I German Soldiers Album Collection. Western Michigan University Special Collections: http://luna.library.wmich.edu/luna/servlet/s/i92l44
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: 
No Known Copyright. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries: lib-dc@wmich.edu
File Format: 
image/jp2
Digitization Date: 
2018