Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-02-11, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg12_itm1_pc09
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-02-11, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Letter from musketeer Paul Pommer, addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Letter dated February 11, postmarked Kais Deutsche Feldpost, February 13 1918. Pommer writes that a commander came to brief him and his regiment about plans for an offensive, after a few weeks of silence. He talks about his day. He received materials for the field and packed them up, and in general prepared for his deployment in six weeks. He puts faith in God for a swift end to the war, looking at the recent "liberation" of Russia, saying that if the war does not come to a conclusion soon, then it will likely continue to be more difficult. With the letter, Pommer writes that he sent four packages and he describes the contents, which include a variety of things from clothing to a list of requests. He mentions though, that he has yet to receive two packages that his family had mailed. He also mailed a package to Friedel Vogel. He mentions that he will send them his new address once he knows what it is. Pommer makes a side note that the writing is difficult due to the poor lighting he has. Pommer then mentions washing some of the clothes he was sent by his family, but also laments at the lack of paper he has to write letters and the lack of packages that he is receiving, which he appears to rely on.
Description: 
Feldpostbrief; Kais Deutsche; postmark: 13.2.18; 5.5x4" (14x10.5 cm)
Date: 
1918-02-11
Location: 
Wetteren (Belgium)
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
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