Detail View: World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives: Paul Pommer correspondence, 1917-01-01, World War I

Identifier: 
exwsPmr4_pg06_itm1_pc08
Title: 
Paul Pommer correspondence, 1917-01-01, World War I
Creator: 
Pommer, Paul
Description: 
Letter from musketeer Paul Pommer, addressed to the family of Gust. (Gustav) Pommer in Frankfurt, Germany. Postmarked Bad Orb, Übungsplatz, January 1, 1917. Pommer addresses his mother, responding to her recent letter. He describes reading a book, playing cards, sleeping in, strolling around, staying inside endlessly, and receiving fine cigars. He mentions that he has done a good job rationing his cakes. He mentions his camp has received seventy-five new recruits. He ponders bout what the new year means and what it will bring in the war, and more specifically what it means for him. He asks how the family’s new year went.
Description: 
Feldpostbrief: Bad Orb: postmark: 2.1.17; 4.75x3.5" (12x9 cm)
Date: 
1917-01-01
Location: 
Bad Orb (Germany)
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: 
2018