Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-03-20, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg14_itm1_pc14
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1918-03-20, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Letter from musketeer Paul Pommer addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Postmarked K.D. Feldpost, March 26, 1918. Pommer describes writing in spare moments between long marching each day and early evening. He admits that only with God's help has he been able to persevere, and views this struggle all as a part of God's will. He asks his family to send regards to Emilie, who sent him a letter and small cake. He acknowledges that death could be near and accepts it, telling his family to prepare for this as well. He views the struggle as not only for his fatherland but also for his family.
Description: 
Feld-Post; K.D. Feldpost; Postmark: 26.3.18; 4.75x3.75" (12x8.5 cm)
Date: 
1918-03-20
Location: 
France?
Time Period: 
Nineteen tens
Subject: 
Pommer, Paul--Correspondence
People Identified: 
Pommer family
Places Identified: 
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
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.
File Format: 
image/jp2
Digitization Date: 
2020