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58450: Drawing. German soldier holding letter.

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:59 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

A hand drawn picture showing a German soldier wearing a spiked helmet typical of the early war period. He holds out a letter (or is possibly striking at the mosquitos that surround him whilst trying to read the letter), as he sits amidst a swamp. This is a field postcard sent to a girlfriend (?) The title 'In angst und bange auf der stange' is mocking. The soldier was of the 81st reserve regt. Possibly the swamp is in a training area in Germany.

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Identifier

8823.cpd| 2844.jpg|GWA_0912_IMG_0407.jpg 2845.jpg|GWA_0913_IMG_0406.jpg

Creator

Unknown

Date

1914 - 15

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1915

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Drawing

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Admin | Martin Bastone

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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