Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-23, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg12_itm1_pc01
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-01-23, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Letter from musketeer Paul Pommer, addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Postmarked Kais Deutsche Feldpost, January 25, 1918. Pommer writes that he received the letters from his brothers Ernst and Martin as well as the packet with marmalade and sausage. He has received all packages and letters from home and has been happy with their contents. He mentions apples and other food he purchased. Though money is not much of a problem, even if he has none. He has different checks which can get him certain goods from the military, but goods are very scarce. He explains how tobacco is used to swap and bargain for other goods. Laundry takes a long time and he often has to wait up to three weeks in order to clean his clothes. Pommer writes about his cold and how he had to go to the doctor. He writes about how forty new men from Germany are making their way to his camp.
Description: 
Feldpostbrief; Kais Deutsche; postmark: 25.1.18; 5.25x4" (13.5x10.5 cm)
Date: 
1918-01-23
Location: 
Wetteren (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