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Paul Pommer, World War I German soldier’s scrapbook, 1914-1918

Identifier: exwsPommerBk04
Accordion spine scrapbook with dark green cardboard cover
Accordion spine scrapbook with dark green cardboard cover

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook belonged to Paul Pommer, a resident of Hesse, Germany, and documents his time as a German soldier in the first World War. Pommer received troop training in Darmstadt with the Reserve Infantry Regiment 118, 2nd Company, 7th platoon, advanced training at Camp Wegscheide in Bad Orb, mobilized to Friedberg, spent time in France or Belgium, then joined the spring offensive where he was wounded on March 28, 1918. First in "kriegslazarett" or battlefield hospital in Brussels, then moved to a hospital in Glogau in Schlesien (now Poland), then Reserve-Lazarett III, Frankfurt-am-Main. Pommer's address sticker is placed on the first page, as well as the back of envelopes, and reads "Paul Pommer, 6370 Oberursel/Taunus, Altkönigstraße 32a." Contents include photographs, postcards, clippings, letters and telegrams.


  • Creation: 1914-1918



From the Collection: 4 Volumes

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Accordion spine scrapbook with dark green cardboard cover. 13 x 9 ½ x 1 ½ in. Affixed to the cover is large label which reads: "Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918" = My Station as a Soldier in the World War 1914-1918. Twenty-four leaves are divided into eight sections, identified by a table of contents pasted inside the front cover.

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Western Michigan University Libraries, Special Collections
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