Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-03, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg10_itm1_pc02
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-03, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Letter from musketeer Paul Pommer, addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Letter is dated January 3, postmarked Kais. Deutsche, January 4, 1918. Pommer details his long journey from Frankfurt to the front, and the different cities he traveled through, and his arrival in Belgium. He speak briefly about Belgium, remarking about the wooden shoe stereotype. He describes the different regiments. The letter continues with basic details about his next few days, remarking about his hopes for the war to end soon and other matters. The letter concludes with him advising his family to reuse the paper he sent.
Description: 
Feldpostbrief; Kais Deutsche; envelope postmark: 4.1.18; 5x3.5" (12.5x9 cm)
Date: 
1918-01-03
Location: 
Belgium
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
Pommer, Paul--Correspondence
Subject-AAT: 
Correspondence artifacts
Subject: 
Soldiers--Germany--Correspondence
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German
Subject: 
Personal correspondence
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: 
2019