Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-14, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg10_itm1_pc08
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-14, 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 14, 1918. Pommer writes about the food in the region, specifically the apples and pears, and how much they cost and why. He also writes about the lack of butter that is available to soldiers and asks about the costs back home in Germany. Then he illustrates issues that have arisen in sending and receiving packages from home. The average time is usually three to five weeks. He then writes about people from home who have written to him and what they wrote. Pommer also notes how he has no access to a newspaper and is unaware of what is going on in the world.
Description: 
Feldpostbrief; Kais. Deutsche Feldpost; postmark: 14.1.18; stamp: S.B. Feld-Rekr.-Depot 802, 8. Komp.; 5.25x3.5" (13.5x9 cm)
Date: 
1918-01-14
Location: 
Belgium?
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
Pommer, Paul--Correspondence
Subject: 
Soldiers--Germany--Correspondence
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German
Subject: 
World War, 1914-1918--Food supply--Germany
Subject: 
Personal correspondence
Subject-AAT: 
Correspondence artifacts
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