Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1916-12-08, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg06_itm1_pc01
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1916-12-08, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Postcard from musketeer Paul Pommer, addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Postmarked Darmstadt, Übungsplatz, December 12, 1916. The postcard’s illustration shows an imperial German flag decorated with wreaths, ribbons and a sword. In the background are the silhouettes of soldiers. Below is written a patriotic phrase, ”Fest steht und treu die Wacht am Rhein,” which roughly translates into, “Firm and true stands the Watch on the Rhine.” Pommer’s brief note describes recent activities with other young soldiers.
Description: 
Feldpost; Darmstadt; postmark: 8.12.16; 5.5x3.5" (14x9 cm)
Date: 
1916-12-08
Location: 
Darmstadt (Germany)
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
Pommer, Paul--Correspondence
Subject: 
Soldiers--Germany--Correspondence
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German
Subject: 
Personal correspondence
Subject-AAT: 
Correspondence artifacts
Subject-AAT: 
Picture postcards
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