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Postkarten an Cäcilia Schweiger | Teil 3(19)

 

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Transcription:  linke Seite:   Nürnberg, den 26. September 1915 Liebe Zilla! Habe deine Karte erhalten wo für ich dir bestens danke. Du wirst gedacht haben ich habe dich vergessen was aber nicht der fall ist. Habe nur immer keine Zeit, weil ich jetzt in einem Geschäft wieder bin. Es grüßt dich deine Freundin  rechte Seite:   An Fräulein Zilla Schweiger in Hohenburg bei Parsberg

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Wilhelm Keefer in französischer Kriegsgefangenschaft - die Briefe(77)

 

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Transcription:                         Richtung Amiens, 13. Juni 1918                                                Dein Bild habe                                                 ich noch nicht erhalten.  Lieber Ernst! Deinen l. Brief erhalten, besten Dank. Freut mich, daß es Dir immer noch gut geht, was  ich von mir auch noch schreiben kann. Sind gestern Mittag weggekommen von Haveluy, wurden Verladen in Denain 1/2 Std. weg von Haveluy Über  Gambrai, nach  , wo wir heute  morgen 8 Uhr ausgeladen wurden, eine schöne Fahrt,  dann noch 1 Std.  Marsch bis in unser Quartier. Sind in zerschossenen Häusern untergebracht. Es ist nur gut, daß es nicht Regnet. Sonst würden wir krantiös eingeseift. Zwar hat es hier vielleicht noch 5 Familien das andere ist alles ausgezogen. Bis an die Front soll es zirka 40 klm von hiraus noch sein. Haben noch 2 Marschtage. Übermorgen soll es dann weitergehen. Gelt, da kommt mann in der Welt her- um. Wann kannst denn auch mal in Urlaub? Ich glaube, bis ich in Urlaub komme, denn auch im Feld sein, Wenn der Urlaub offen bleibt, dann kann ich bis September    Die letzte Zeile wurde bei der Kopie abgeschnitten     Randbemerk:   Muß jezt schließen, sonst kann ich den Brief nicht mehr abgeben. Später wieder etwas mehr. Es Grüßt Dich recht herzl. der Bruder Wilhelm Auf recht baldiges Wiedersehen.

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Dokumente und Tagebücher Otto Langmacker Teil 4 - Tagebuch 3(5)

 

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Dokumente und Tagebücher Otto Langmacker Teil 4 - Tagebuch 3

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Transcription:  item 5    linke Seite   Frankfurts. Vom Polizeipräsidium muß man über eine Stunde bis  dorthin laufen. Sie haben dort eine tadellose Wohnung. 3 große, lichte Zimmer, Küche, Baderaum, Wasser- klosett, oben noch 2 kleinere Zim- mer u. auch Keller. Blos über die Lebensmittelknappheit, besonders auch im Winter klagten sie bös. Fleisch u Butter, überhaupt Fette gibt es äußest wenig. Nachmittags haben wir noch erst mal einen Mittagsschlaf gehalten und uns im Hause über allerhand Sachen unter- halten. 7.30 mußte ich dann an der Bahn sein und bald dampfte ich zur Stadt hinaus. Ja so, von derLandwirtschaft  wollte ich noch schreiben. Da hat nun jedes Land seine besonderen Ge- wohnheiten. Im Maintal sah man die Roggengarben vielfach aufeinandegelegt. An anderen Stellen waren runde Hocker gesetzt. So wie bei uns sah man dort nicht  rechte Seite   eine einzige Hocke. Auf einigen Stellen waren sie schon tüchtig beim Einfahren der goldnen Körner. Die Rückfahrt nach Ems ging über Höchst Limburg u. s. w . im Lahntal abwärts. Die Verbindung war tadellos. Von Höchst bis Limburg fuhr ich im Triebwagen. Es sind dies Wagen, die mit Hilfe einer Art galvanischer Elektri- zität getrieben werden. Sie werden jedesmal vor der Abfahrt in Limburg mit frischen Elementen versehen, die für die Hin- und Rückfahrt genügen. Sie fahren von Limburg aus nach allen Richtungen. Auch hierher nach Ems kommen sie ja. Die Fabrik soll etwa 1000 Arbeiter be- schäftigen. Höchst ist berühmt durch die chemischen Fabriken u. Farbwerke. Es ist dies die Stadt, wo die giftigen Gase für die Gasangriffe fabri- ziert werden. Von Höchst bis zur Wasserscheide des Taunus ging

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Dumitru Nistor prizonier de război în Japonia(30)

 

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Transcription: DORUL ALINAT,  și URÎTUL ALUNGAT cu POESII de DUMITRU-NISTOR (din comuna Năsăud-Transilvania) combinate ca prisoner de răsboi în  HIMEJI și AONOGAHARA YAPANIA (1914=19) EDIȚIUNEA I.

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Zeichnungen vom Leutnant der Reserve Ernst Hartung(33)

 

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Transcription: Ruhland 3. X. 17 EH.

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A German Childhood in the First World War by Else Wuergau(69)

 

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A German Childhood in the First World War by Else Wuergau

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Transcription: (especially of those with stomach wounds), these vaults of horror – and one used to hear people say: “God is merciful”. But now? Wife, those who have ignited this conflagration and those who do not wish to have it extinguished are no longer human beings. I would like to chain a few of them to me when I go through that road of fire – the peace question would soon be resolved. You know that I am not afraid; if I am hit by one of those monsters – once when we were on a mission an entire house was smashed down on to the street in front of us by one of them and we had to climb metres high up over the rubble with the wounded man on the stretcher. If I am hit by something like that the physical and psychological torments are brief, which is a comfort. And 16 times we went out; it is better with the empty stretcher, but with somebody on it it is hard and if it wasn’t the strong sense of duty which drives us on at the risk of our lives, then the loudly expressed gratitude of our own and the mute thanks of the enemy again and again give us fresh courage for the next mission. “Thank you, thank you, thank you” – words heard coming from the stretcher – “Decent men you are”, and our last one, a seriously wounded first lieutenant, had one of us come so he could shake his hand as he was too weak to speak. And then that Englishman: he pressed his hands together, looked at me, a look I shall never forget, and stammered: “Deutsch gut Kamerad” [German a good mate].   Well, we got through. We trudged through mud and water, often up to our waists. For the past 2 days it was so wet that I unfortunately picked up a nasty cold and cough. But I hope to be in good form again soon. I didn’t get to wash for 5 days. Last evening I had my first warm food: 2 beakers of sour bean soup. There was a lot of mineral water to drink as well as schnaps given ironic nicknames such as: “spirit of attack”. Tins of butter and meat which we captured and saved for later were eaten up on us by the Prussians, who don’t seem to have a very good reputation on the battlefield. Well, it is over. When I get home again I will be able to talk for whole evenings to you about these 5 days.   Dear wife, let the mayor read this letter too and explain that I cannot write to him at any length. It has all been too much for me. But now it is over. On the way back one last shell showered us with earth and stones. Had it been 10 m closer ... . The food is good and plentiful. Always put a little note from you or Else into the packages. You can send me a pair of long stockings. I hope we will be let rest now. There is heavy fighting at the Ancre Stream and the Somme. Your father   I found mother sitting in the room weeping with this letter in her hand. She read it to me between sobs. Naturally I did not understand the frightfulness of what was described (and hardly do even today). It was therefore incomprehensible to me why mother was crying. I 64

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POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe(4)

 

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POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe

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Transcription: II. Rideau 5 h.  Sport. Escrime   Fleuret     1.Le mur au fleuret     2. Assaut   Sabre.     1. Salut du sabre     2. Assaut Capt. Wand-Tetley Lt. Keymeulen. Boxe Assauts (2 rounds de 2 minutes) 1. Lt. Geysels et Midshipman Hoblyn 2. Lt. Coode-Bate et Lt. Long 3. Capt. Wand-Tetley et Lt. Reid III.  Rideau 7 h. Concert 1. Marche du Prophete                Meyerbeer. 2. L'Arlesienne - II. suite                Bizet.     a)Pastorale   b)Intermezzo   c)Menuet 3. Marche pour Fanfares                Henrion. 4. La forge dans la foret                Eilenberg.   execute par l'Orchestre     sous la direction du chef de musique Branchteter. 5. "Les Rameaux" tableau symphonique          Smislovsky.   Piano: Col. Smislovsky   Violon: Lt. Heintz   Violoncelle: Lt. Frost   Chant: Major Tonard 6. Chant Indou                      Bemberg.    chante par le Maj. Tonard    Accompagnement         piano: Col. Smislovsky         Violon: Lt. Heintz         Violoncello: Lt. Frost Entracte 15 min. 

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Universal Peace and the School (Document I)(1)

 

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Transcription: Frederic G. Hall Owner and Prop.  Beaumont Hotel American Plan Fire proof constrution 200 Rooms, 100 with Connecting Baths, Telephones, Hot and Cold Running Water in Every Room. Private Dining Rooms.  Rates $2.50 per day and up. Green Bay, Wis. 11/ rights of others were no regarded as today, 

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Martin Furlong and John McGrath(2)

 

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Martin Furlong and John McGrath

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Transcription: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM THE  GUARDS  DIVISION B.E.F. FRANCE 1918

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Memorabilia of William Bill J. McNamara | 77th Division | United States Army(3)

 

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Memorabilia of William Bill J. McNamara | 77th Division | United States Army

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Transcription: 1918 Diary of a  French soldier 1918 Property of William McNamara

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Frank Norman OBE | Sergeant Montague Smith | Major Charles Holland(2)

 

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Frank Norman OBE | Sergeant Montague Smith | Major Charles Holland

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Transcription: 76 Labour Battalion, I applied to the Expeditionary Force Canteens and was accepted, but had to join some regiment before they could claim me, so I joined the Army Service Corps, and proceeded to Guildford Barracks, where I was given a lovely hair-cut, and so to bed. Next morning came the claim from the E.F.C., and I the envy of my fellows.    I went to their H.Q. in Victoria Street, London, was fitted out with uniform and kit, and allowed to go into private billetes, attending each day for drill and instruction. I got sore heels on route march, and nearly choked myself on gas-mask drill, but my billet with my brother and sister-in-law in Willesden made up for a lot.   Later a rumour came through that we were destined to be sent to Murmansk and the White Sea, and we were issued with necessary kit. I shivered at the thought of it,  but luckily that order was cancelled, and our kit called in and changed to sun helmets and shorts, and we learned that our destination was to be Salonika.    We recieved our pay in advance, and were sent home on draft leave. That leave was still so short, and I was very  unhappy of the prospect of leaving my dear wife and three children, and just then they all had whooping cough, but there was nothing I could do about it. I was a soldier and had to obey.

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Extracts from letters to Sissons Annual Magazine(1)

 

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Transcription: EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS Newcastle,  January 14th, 1915.   We have a good number of our men with us; my words have come true, I said when they used to jeer at me for being the "Terriers" there would be a day when they would march by my side, which they are doing now. I have seen fourteen years service now. Pte. Riseam. Darlington, January 20th, 1915.   I have been mobilised as a cook, and I am just about to prepare tea for 250 men. Pte. C. Wright. Lofthouse Park, January 24th, 1915.   I have been shifted from York to the prisoners' camp near Wakefield. In this camp are imprisoned between four or five hundred German and Austrian subjects. They are all civilians, twenty-five per cent. of them are Jews. They are from different parts of country, Manchester, Glasgow, Hull and various other places. Pte. J. Webster, R.A.M.C. Boston, February 4th, 1915.   I am very pleased to see that so many of my fellow-workmen have stepped forward and joined the Forces. They have followed the good example set them by Mr. Bernard Hall and Mr. Norman Sisson. I think a goodly number of them were ready when wanted. Men who had spent some of their spare training.    In conclusion, I express my earnest wish that this great struggle will soon be over with a victory for Old England, and that we shall all meet again at the "old firm." Cyclist A. Cawkwell. February, 1915. Dear Mr. Harold,   Thank you for your letter, which has been forwarded. We are resting now, but have been in the thick of it. We are billeted on a farm in the barns, and have to rough it. After the trenches, this is like the Station Hotel, exept that you can only get washing water out of a stagnant pool. If you can imagine trenches out in sodden ploughed fields, etc., you get some idea of the exposure. You lay in a sodden condition until you are relieved, with noise like worst iron foundry you have ever heard. Life is the cheapest thing out. Have you ever seen a football crowd coming out of the gates on Anlaby Road? well, that's how they come at you, rapid fire whole time. The great cry is more troops, and everyone should be very severe on anyone who has not joined; the war would be over by Christmas if we had the troops. It is a case of thousands coming against hundreds, and all that can be done is to check the rush.    I am on the sick-list to-day, and am writing this on my back. We are right up on the Belgian frontier. France is recovering, but poor Belgium is a waste land; you can tell directly you get into Belgium by the awful desolation.     If you are on any Committees for presents for soldiers, my first hand advisw is send bars of chocolate and newspapers. We are flooded out with tobacco. As a crack corps, we get hosts of things when our Brigade is resting as it is now. We shall go up for some more duty in a day or so, as our rest is up, and then we come back simplyone mass of mud and nerves. Dysentry is very prevalent, so I should get your son to be inoculated for it, and also bring out an electric torch. I have one and it is invaluable. If any of my friends at the office like to send me a newspaper every now and again, it would be very acceptable. Yours truly, (Signed) A. C. Mackay.  Sheffield, May 3rd, 1915.  Sir,   I send you a few lines to say that I am still alive, but I got hit in the leg with shrapnel. I went through the attack on the 24th of last month safe and sound, but I had the luck to stop part of a shell on the Sunday morning, and I am pleased to say I have come to a hospital in my native town. The attack was the worst that has been in the war. The Canadians said they would not have liked to have gone through what we did. There were shrapnel machine guns, and riffle fire, and finish with, "Jack Johnson." It was nothing but murder, but we stuck to our guns. I cannot say how many we lost, but Colonel Shaw, Major Theilman, and Captain Farrel, and the men that went under, died heroes everyone of them. I should like you to remember me to all the boys, and wishing you every success. I remain,      Your faithful servant,           W. Roadhouse. Shefifeld,  May 9th, 1915.   I think there are only two of us from the East Yorks. in hospital, the other chap has had his first finger blown off his right hand. We had an officer of the East Yorks. from Hullto see us yesterday and he said that there were only eight officers left of our battalion; he leaves England next Tuesdayfor the front. Well, the sights over there are awful to look at. When I came through Ypres I dont think there was building that  had not been hit, everything is in tuins, I think it would draw tears from anybody with any  feelins at all, and all the time that we were coming throughthere were shells coming from all parts of the town. It is a sight I shall never forget. I am sorry to hear that Hearfield has gone under, I saw them bring Dannatt (one that worked in the distemper chamber), on a stretcher, I think he was shot through the thigh. Oh, the gas is terrible, it makes you cough and your eyes run and burn, it is cruel, but we had to put up with it.  I don't know what the young men of Hull that are able to serve their country think when they read what we are going through. Well, I don't think much of them, and I don't think anybody else does. Oh, i heard that Hobson had left, and was pleased to hear that Mr. Beath was bandmaster. Tell him that I wish him much success, and I hope we shall not be long before we are home to win a name for ourselves. There is one thing I should like to tell you, and that is they put a shot right through mu cap top, I think that is near enough.  Pte. Roadhouse. Glasgow, May 12th, 1915.    My wound in in the leg just above the knee. I got it in the trenches on the 28th of April. I cannot really explain to you how it happened, but I ran into it. Someone shouted for a stretcher bearer,  as I was a streacher bearer, of course I went to him; I had nearly got him bandaget when Charlie Hearfield, who was on look-out duty, shouted, "down, here is a 'Jack Johnson,'" by that time I had come, it burst clean in the trench and absolutely riddeled my leg. When I had got over the stunning effect that a shell gives youwhen it bursts, the first thing I saw was that poor Charlie Hearfield was killed, I fell in a dead faint at a sight. I thought about you and all the works when we buried Charlie next day. I had to stop in the trench two days, wounded as I was, because the Germans were firing on us as we tried to ctawl away. I do not know any other of your workmen being killed or wounded, but they are all doing their bit, and doing it well.    I suppose you will have heard of our charge, it was a terrible trial, but it was carried out  so well that we were complimented by General Plumer. When we are at a rest camp,  there is an oftwn a meeting of Sissons' workmen,

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Document accompanying the Victory medal(1)

 

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Transcription: [stamp] Record Office,  Preston 21st June, 1922. Sir,   I am directed to transmit to you the accompanying Victory Medal which would have been conferred upon No. 9238 Pte. P. Drury - The King's Regt. (hiverpool) had he lived, in memory of his services with the British Forces during the Great War.   In forwarding the Decoration I am commanded by the King to assure you of His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered.     I am to request that you will be so good as to acknowledge the reciept of the Decoration on the attached form.  I am, Sir, Your obedient servant,           Mr. J. Drury C.J. Daniel i/c Records.

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Postkarten an Joseph Schweiger | Teil 3(1)

 

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Transcription: Bahnhof Kroeben Kröben Kroeben

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Dumitru Nistor prizonier de război în Japonia(7)

 

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Transcription: 50 . Daj mi majko  Daj mi majko dinar dva  Da ja kupim bjelila Da na bjelim lice bajno  Nek je bolje sjajno  II Da je višnja kotrešnja Jabi bila naj lepša Al i  višnja malo kisi  Moj dragane ti si     III Oj javore javore tvoje drvo naj bolje Pod tobom sam kosu plela svog dragana klela         od Șt . Karlovic             51 . Lele dunjeranke Devojcica kolo vodi lele dunjeranke  Kolo vodi nečešljana lele dunjeranke  Dunjeranke dunjeranke kruške karamanke Dunjeranke dunjerankedaj mi kilo banke Idi kući obucise lele dunjeranke Pa onda dođi kolo vodi lele dunjeranke Dunjeranke dunjeranke kruške karamanke Dunjeranke dunjeranke daj mi kilo banke A sto piješ kad ti škodi lele dunjeranke Da te žena kući vodi lele dunjeranke Dunjeranke dunjeranke kruške karamanke Dunjeranke dunjeranke  daj mi kilo banke O devojka iz cesara lele dunjeranke Bil se malo jebukala lele dunjeranke Dunjeranke dunjeranke kruške karamonke od Teodor Špančić

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Briefje gesneuvelde Jos Verheyde(3)

 

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Transcription: Mej. R. Dekoninck Instituut St. Jozef St. Jozefsstraat Antwerpen Lieve Zuster, Ziehier de voorwacht der burgerwacht van Lier.  Sinds Vrijdag zit ik in 't kamp van Beverloo; vandaag Zondag trek ik af niet tegenstaande de andere blijven tot Maandag ...  15/5/10

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