World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, German
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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The collection is composed of photographs, artifacts, and documents from Edward Clarence Van Haaften who was a Kalamazoo resident and veteran of both World Wars I and II. The collection ranges in date from 1917 to 1945.
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...
Scope and Contents Collection contains three photograph albums and a scrapbook. Two photograph albums belonged to unidentified German soldiers in World War I, and contain images from approximately 1911-1918. Photograph album of Paul Hohendorn, a medical officer on the Eastern Front in World War I, with label naming Albert Borowski and a handwritten note, "Onkel, Paul im Kriegseinsatz Ost 1914/18". Accordion spine scrapbook, "Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918." Scrapbook belonged to Paul Pommer, a...